The nurse's role in the management of equine limb wounds

Phillippa Pritchard
March 2015

This article will address the nurse's role in wound management, specifically of the limbs. This will include a quick revision of wound healing, factors affecting wound healing, types of wounds, dressing limbs and factors to consider when dressing the equine limb. It will also touch on the differences in healing between horses and ponies and help to relate the factors affecting wound healing to certain types of wounds.

The nurse's role in the management of equine limb wounds
The nurse's role in the management of equine limb wounds

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