Healing Against the Odds: A Foal’s Recovery with L-Mesitran Ointment

Products:L-Mesitran Ointment
Case study performed by: Cleopatra Triantafylloy, CertAVP(EP), MSc, DVM, MRCVS.

Meet our brave little patient: a 10-day-old foal who faced a life-threatening ordeal. This young foal was viciously attacked by a pack of dogs, suffering multiple extensive wounds. The bites covered about 10% of its tiny body, affecting both sides of its chest, the lower part of its body, and its legs. The injuries were so severe that the skin was torn down to the dermis and hypodermic tissue, which had already started showing signs of necrosis.

Methods: Given the severity of the injuries, the treatment plan was extensive. Deeper wounds, especially on the limbs, were stitched. Necrotic tissue was surgically removed, and wounds were left to heal naturally. Broad-spectrum antibiotics (penicillin for 14 days, gentamycin for 5 days) were administered to combat infection. Anti-inflammatory medication (phenylbutazone, NSAID) and tetanus serum were also given to support recovery. Wounds were meticulously cleaned with saline solution and gauze. L-Mesitran Ointment, a medical-grade honey (MGH) product, was applied daily for the first 40 days. For the initial 25 days, the foal wore a specially designed-garment to protect the wounds and keep the ointment in place. Progress was carefully documented.

Results: When the foal first arrived, the prognosis was grim. The wounds were deep and extensive, with significant necrosis already present. However, within just 11 days of treatment with L-Mesitran Ointment, the necrotic tissue was under control. The combined effect of the antibiotics and the medical-grade honey prevented infections and promoted healing.

By day 24, the wounds had started to heal noticeably, with healthy granulation tissue forming. By day 37, the wounds in the chest and thoracic areas were almost completely closed, and by day 57, even the wounds on the foal’s thighs were healing well. Remarkably, hair had begun to regrow across all the injured areas.

Special garment to cover and protect the Medical Grade Honey covered wounds.

Horse wounds over time

This case highlights the incredible efficacy of MGH-based L-Mesitran Ointment in treating severe traumatic wounds in a young foal. The ointment’s antimicrobial and healing properties not only controlled the necrosis and prevented infection but also facilitated rapid and impressive tissue regeneration. This young foal’s journey from severe trauma to recovery showcases the potential of L-Mesitran Ointment in veterinary wound care, offering hope and healing in even the most dire circumstances.

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