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Companion animal practice
Causes and management of complications in wound healing
  1. Jackie Demetriou and
  2. Silke Stein


Although most wound complications are not life-threatening, they can involve prolonged periods of discomfort for the animal and extended veterinary care, as well as increased costs for owners. However, with the appropriate treatment, most wound complications can be managed successfully. This article describes what might be expected of a normal healing wound, and discusses the common causes of complications in small animals and how these can be managed.

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