Ultrasonographic monitoring of abdominal wound healing in ewes

  • Sourav Mallick
  • Moinul Hasan
  • Nasrin Sultana Juyena
  • Dhriti Sundhar Biswas
  • Mohammad Shoriotullah
  • Md Rafiqul Alam
Keywords: Ewe, Laparotomy, Ultrasonography, Wound healing

Abstract

Objective: The present study was done to monitor the progress of abdominal wound healing after experimental laparotomy in ewes using Doppler ultrasonography.

Materials and methods: Laparotomy was performed in seven apparently healthy indigenous ewes for collection and transfer of embryos. Wound morphology was studied in terms of width of sutured area of internal wound (ventral raphae) and swelling of suture areas, width and contraction rate of external wound. Internal wound healing process was monitor at two days interval by real time B-mode ultrasonography using transabdominal (13 MHz frequency) transducer. The echoes focus or zone of best resolution was adjusted to the point of interest on the screen.

Results: The average widths of raphae wounds declined from 7.7±0.18 mm on day 0 to 0.9±0.34 mm on day 20 and were completely healed on day 22 in all ewes. The average widths of skin wound decreased to 0.36±0.14 mm on day 26 from 8.6±0.33 mm on day 0.

Conclusion: It was observed that internal wound healed rapidly than external wound.

http://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2017.d221

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Author Biographies

Sourav Mallick

Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh.

Moinul Hasan
Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh.
Nasrin Sultana Juyena
Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh.
Dhriti Sundhar Biswas
Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh.
Mohammad Shoriotullah
Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh.
Md Rafiqul Alam
Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh.
Published
2018-01-04
How to Cite
Mallick, S., Hasan, M., Juyena, N. S., Biswas, D. S., Shoriotullah, M., & Alam, M. R. (2018). Ultrasonographic monitoring of abdominal wound healing in ewes. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 4(3), 261-266. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/34316
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