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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 162-168
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2008.162.168
The Efficacy of Aqueous Extract of Iranian Garlic on the Healing of Burn Wound: A Clinical and Microbiological Study
Farnood Shokouhi Sabet Jalali, Siamak Saifzadeh, Hossein Tajik and Solmaz Hobbi

Abstract:
The aim of this investigation was a clinical and microbiological evaluation of the accelerating effect of Iranian garlic (1% aqueous extract) on the burn wound healing in dog. Ten apparently healthy mongrel dogs of both sexes, with mean weight of 20 ± 2.25 kg were studied. Based on Hoekstra standard model, two rectangular (2x3 cm2) wounds were created on the left (experiment) and right (control) caudodorsal areas of each dog. The experiment wounds were treated with 0.5 mL of 1% aqueous garlic extracts every 3 other day for 21 days. In the control group, the wounds were washed with normal saline at same frequency and time of day. The wounds were photographed and compared for rate of wound contraction with digital scanning software. The significant differences were seen between the experiment and control wounds for the rate of contraction. Moreover, a lesser total count of microorganisms was found (4 ± 0.5x104 cm-2) when garlic extract was applied on burn wounds compared to the control wounds (2 ± 0.5x105 cm-2) on the day 21 (p<0.05). According to the results of this study, topical usage of aqueous garlic extract could enhance burn wound healing process in the dog.
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How to cite this article:

Farnood Shokouhi Sabet Jalali, Siamak Saifzadeh, Hossein Tajik and Solmaz Hobbi, 2008. The Efficacy of Aqueous Extract of Iranian Garlic on the Healing of Burn Wound: A Clinical and Microbiological Study. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 3: 162-168.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2008.162.168

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2008.162.168

 
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