Open digit amputation in cattle: Surgery, wound healing and follow-up

Devaux, D; Steiner, Adrian; Pipoz, Florence; Nuss, K (2017). Open digit amputation in cattle: Surgery, wound healing and follow-up. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 159(6), pp. 327-334. Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte 10.17236/sat00118

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The aim of this retrospective study was to document secondary wound healing and outcome in 20 cattle that had undergone digit amputation at the level of the distal metaphysis of the first phalanx between April 2009 and June 2015. The surgical technique for amputation was simple and fast, and granulation tissue covered the stump of the first phalanx 9 to 30 days postoperatively. Complications associated with wound healing were seen in 7 animals and in 3, a second surgery was required; all 20 cattle were discharged from the clinic. Epithelial closure was complete after a mean of 3 months (range, 2 to 7 months). The mean postoperative survival time was 15 months (range, 1 to 34 months), and 6 animals were still alive at the time of follow-up inquiry. Wound healing and long-term outcome did not differ between cattle that had undergone a more intensive aftercare regime than those with a less intensive postoperative treatment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Research Foci > Veterinary Public Health / Herd Health Management
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Clinic for Ruminants

UniBE Contributor:

Steiner, Adrian and Pipoz, Florence

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannette Glauser

Date Deposited:

08 Nov 2017 11:01

Last Modified:

09 Nov 2018 08:51

Publisher DOI:

10.17236/sat00118

PubMed ID:

28593866

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/101335

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