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Louise O’Dwyer
The Veterinary Nurse, Vol. 4, Iss. 2, 02 Apr 2013, pp 98 - 105

Dressings have played a vitally important role in wound management since the 1960s. More recently as we see more evidence of antimicrobial resistance, there has been in increase in the number of antimicrobial dressings available, and in use. Antimicrobials differ from antibiotics in their mode of action against bacteria; meaning bacterial resistance is less likely. The current range of antimicrobials commonly incorporated into dressings includes silver, honey and polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), with iodine being less commonly used in companion animal practice.

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