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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 133-139
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2007.133.139
 
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Topical Application of Natural Urmia Honey on Experimental Burn Wounds in the Dog: Clinical and Microbiological Studies

Farnood Shokouhi Sabet Jalali, Hossien Tajik, Siamak Saifzadeh and Bakhtiar Fartash

Abstract:
This study was designed to evaluate the effects of topical application of natural Urmia honey on burn wound healing. The present study is a prospective descriptive trial. Ten adult mongrel dogs with mean weight of 20±4.25 kg were used. Burn wounds were created in dorso-lateral region of each dog, according to Hoekstra model. In treatment group (n = 5), wounds were covered with a thin layer (10 mL) of natural honey. In control group (n = 5); wounds were only washed with the same amount of normal saline. Wound healing was assessed clinically and microbiologically on 1, 7, 14 and 21 days of the experiment. Wounds treated with honey had more improved healing appearance in contrast to the control wounds. Results showed that the wounds treated with honey were approximately complete closed (98.46%) on the 21 day, compared with the control group (86.11%) (p<0.05). Also on the 21st day the total number of isolated microorganisms in treatment group was lesser (3±0.5x104) than control wounds (3±0.5x105) (p<0.05). According to the results of this study, topical application of natural honey has beneficial effect on experimental burn wound from clinical and microbiological points of view. Honey can be considered as a low cost, easily available and potent topical agent in treatment of burn wounds.
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How to cite this article:

Farnood Shokouhi Sabet Jalali, Hossien Tajik, Siamak Saifzadeh and Bakhtiar Fartash, 2007. Topical Application of Natural Urmia Honey on Experimental Burn Wounds in the Dog: Clinical and Microbiological Studies . Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 2: 133-139.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2007.133.139

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2007.133.139

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