Wound healing is often accompanied by complications, most often infections. Wounds resulting in severe tissue damage, or in which foreign objects (such as sand grains) have infiltrated, are particularly prone to contamination. Infection inhibits healing and turns acute wounds into chronic ones. The excessive production of granulation tissue (hypergranulation) is another wound healing complication. If hypergranulation tissue (“proud flesh” or “caro luxurians”) exceeds the edge of the skin, it must be surgically removed by a veterinarian, thereby returning the healing process to square one. In this respect, it is better to prevent the increased formation of granulation tissue.
Steadfast wound treatment is important for a smooth healing process. The wound needs to be kept clean in order to avoid infection and hydrated to so that it heals more effectively. With Anigran, a proven veterinary product, wounds heal faster without risky complications.
Wound healing with Anigran
Anigran is a veterinary product in gel form intended for the treatment of poorly healing, chronic, infected, and acute wounds in all animal species, in particular dogs and horses. Anigran’s outstanding properties rely on two active ingredients – hyaluronic acid and iodine complex.
Anigran’s high hyaluronic acid content ensures perfect hydration in the wound, thus creating the conditions necessary to accelerate the healing process and regenerate tissue. Anigran inhibits the formation of hypergranulation tissue, which slows healing. The application of Anigran can prevent the formation of unsightly hypertrophic scars.
Iodine, which gives the gel its signature honey colour, acts against pathogenic organisms. It is one of the most effective antiseptics used to disinfect the skin, mucous membranes and wounds. The iodine complex used has not been further chemically modified in order to mitigate the potential risk of allergic reactions.
Benefits of Anigran
- Ensures moist wound healing – does not dry the wound
- Acts against infections
- Accelerates the healing process
- Suppresses the formation of hypergranulation tissue
- Promotes wound epithelialisation
- Reduces the occurrence of hypertrophic scars
- Stops the dressing from drying out and sticking to the wound
Anigran is an effective healer of
- chronic non-healing wounds
- infected wounds
- deep wounds, fistula cavities
- acute, traumatic wounds
- lacerations, bites
- postoperative dehiscence
- poorly healing sutures
- large abrasions
- broken surgical wounds
Recommended quantity of Anigran, by wound size
50 g or 22 g bottle
Small wounds and narrow fistula
Anigran may be applied directly to small wounds, for example using a syringe. It is then necessary to provide a secondary dressing to ensure the wound environment remains moist. The gel must not dry out.
Deep wounds and cavities
With deep wounds and cavities it is advisable to start by injecting a small amount of the gel using a syringe and then to drain the wound using a medium well saturated with Anigran. Again, the wound needs to be covered with a secondary dressing to ensure a moist environment.
With a syringe, Anigran is applied to a sterile gauze, which must be sufficiently saturated with gel. The gauze is sufficiently saturated if a small amount of gel can be expelled when the gauze is squeezed between the fingers. The gel-saturated gauze is applied to the base of the wound. In the treatment of cavities or larger fistulas, the gauze may be used as a drain.
Then the wound and the gauze are covered with a secondary dressing. This dressing is selected in response to the type of exudation. With dry or very lightly exuding wounds, it is appropriate to prevent gel from drying in the wound, e.g. by using film.
The wound is redressed every two or three days.