Fluorescence biomodulation in the management of acute traumatic wounds in two aged dogs

https://doi.org/10.17221/131/2019-VETMEDCitation:Marchegiani A., Spaterna A., Palumbo Piccionello A., Meligrana M., Fruganti A., Tambella A. (2020): Fluorescence biomodulation in the management of acute traumatic wounds in two aged dogs. Veterinarni Medicina, 65: 215-220.
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Traumatic wounds represent a fairly common reason for the admission of dogs to a veterinary practice. In elderly patients, the management of wound healing can be challenging due to both the concurrent diseases and impaired physiological states, potentially resulting in delayed healing and chronic or non-healing wounds. The aim of this article is to describe an innovative therapy based on photobiomodulation (PBM) for the management of acute traumatic wounds with significant tissue loss in aged dogs. Two mixed breed dogs were presented with similar wounds in the cervical region and were managed with a fluorescence biomodulation system, a form of PBM, which consists of a photoconverter topical gel that is illuminated with a blue light-emitting diode lamp, applied on a weekly basis. Wound closure was achieved after 9 and 16 weekly treatments, respectively, with a complete re-epithelisation of the skin. This fluorescence-generating system is an innovative, non-invasive, wound care therapy and these results indicate it could be successfully applied in the management of acute traumatic wounds with tissue loss in dogs.

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