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Nolff, Mirja Christine; Meyer-Lindenberg, Andrea (2016): Offene Wundtherapie in der Kleintiermedizin – Moderne Wundauflagen im Überblick. In: Kleintierpraxis, Vol. 61, No. 5: pp. 267-277
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The treatment of open wounds is a daily challenge in veterinary medicine. There are numerous different wound dressings available, but unfortunately only a few have been tested regarding their effectivity in dogs and cats. Due to this non-transparent situation on the market combined with a lack of veterinary studies, the choice of an appropriate wound dressing is frequently based on empirical experience rather than on funded knowledge. This article provides an overview of the general requirements to be met by modern wound dressings and the current knowledge of their effectiveness in dogs and cats.