01 May 2024

Volume 15 | Issue sup4

ISSN (Print): 2044-0065

ISSN (Online): 2052-2959

A guide to biofilm in veterinary wounds

Biofilms occur when a group of microorganisms (typically bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses) attach themselves to a surface to create a colony. This colony form themselves into a type of ‘shield’ which has a glue-like or slimy consistency (Figure 1). Biofilms act as a barrier to the wound and help the colony to defend itself against antimicrobial treatments and immune cells (Curtis, 2020).