Wound management in cattle

  • Pierre-Yves Mulon College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996
Keywords: wound, cattle, primary intention healing, secondary intention healing, infection


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.

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