Wound management in cattle
Wounds of variable shapes, lengths, locations, depths and ages are invariably encountered by bovine practitioners. The healing process starts immediately following the insult and is composed of 3 overlapping phases: inflammatory, proliferative and remodeling. Each of these phases can be subdivided into more specific steps during which biochemical and cellular events occur, ultimately resulting in the restauration of a physical barrier protecting the deeper structures. Whether the completion of the healing process allows to return to a full function depends on multiple factors, including the type of wounds, the location of the wound, and the structures involved.