L-Mesitran for Animals

Medical Grade Honey decreases the prevalance
of incisional infections in horses

Dr Kajsa Gustafsson and her colleagues at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, reported their findings recently in the “Equine Veterinary Journal”. In their scientific study, they found that medical grade honey gel (L-Mesitran), applied on the the location of the colic surgery before stitching, decreases the prevalence of incisional infections in horses.

In this study, 108 horses were randomly assigned to control or treatment (MGH) group. Gustafsson and her colleagues reported that a single application of L-Mesitran Soft in the incision strongly reduced the incisional infection rate from 32.5% (13/40) in the control group to 8.2% (4/49) in the treatment group. No adverse reactions were observed from the use of the MGH-based gel.

L-Mesitran products are widely used in Veterinary wound care.  Our supplemented MGH with antioxidants provides the ideal formulation for a wide variety of wounds. L-Mesitran kills the most of the wound pathogens, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria like MRSA and ESBL. 

L-Mesitran promotes tissue regeneration and accelerates healing in Animals.

Animal Wound Care Protocol

Read about L-Mesitran in Veterinary

In a prospective randomized controlled trial 127 horses were included. One group (n=69) had L-Mesitran Soft applied under the sutures of lacerations (fig. A). The control group did not receive the medical grade honey. L-Mesitran treated horses were significantly more likely to completely heal (P=0.006), and had less infections (P=0.007). Intra-lesional application of MGH to lacerations prior to wound closure showed to be a very potent strategy to prevent infection and improve wound healing. 

wounded hedgehog

A hedgehog had a large contaminated wound in the right abdominal wall, probably caused by rats when the animal was in hibernation. The wound was treated daily by covering the wound with L-Mesitran Soft and Tulle. After 3 weeks of treatment, the animal’s mobility improved and the treatment was decreased to one weekly application of the Soft. One week later, the entire wound was closed, showing little scar tissue. In total, 25 pieces of Tulle and 1 tube of Soft (50g) were used. 

wounded turtle
wounded turtle

A small Hermann’s tortoise was found in a garden. Presumably a dog played with and chewed on her. The tortoise presented severe injuries to her carapace, severance of the left forelimb and detached breast tissue which was infested by maggots. Daily bathing and subsequent application of L-Mesitran Soft and weekly removal of non-vital shell parts greatly improved the animal’s wellbeing. The wounds healed well and after one week the animal could eat on her own again. After six weeks the wound was completely healed using two 15g tubes of product.

Watch Veterinary Cases

In this case, Felix, the cat had a tendon injury on his leg. The vet decided to use L-Mesitran’s Soft Sachet, which was applied to the wound. Afterwards, the wound was covered with a secondary dressing.


The cat stepped on a glass and injured its foot. The vet used L-Mesitran Soft Sachet on the wound and used Tulle as a secondary dressing


 Watch how a wild animal is being treated with Medical Grade Honey. L-Mesitran is useful for pet animals as well as wild animals.