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Amanda Curtis
The Veterinary Nurse, Vol. 9, Iss. 10, 18 Dec 2018, pp 513 - 524

Wound management can be a challenging and confusing subject. With numerous products at our disposal and ever-changing advances in wound management techniques, it can become overwhelming trying to make the best clinical decision to suit patients. With the increasing awareness and concern of antibiotic resistance, and a holistic approach to veterinary medicine being sought by clients, the new and old ways of treating wounds are under scrutiny. Throughout various points in history honey has been linked to wound management, possessing desirable properties that can provide osmotic debridement, anti-infl ammatory and antimicrobial effects that are beneficial during the infl ammatory phase of healing. This article aims to discuss how manuka honey's properties can best be utilised within modern veterinary practice.

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