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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 9, No. 4, 2012, pp. 542-547
Bioline Code: tc12086
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2012, pp. 542-547

 en EFFECTS OF 3 TOPICAL PLANT EXTRACTS ON WOUND HEALING IN BEEF CATTLE
Lipinski, Leandro Cavalcante; de Figueiredo Wouk, Antonio Felipe Paulino; da Silva, Nilceu Lemos; Perotto, Daniel & Ollhoff, Rüdiger Daniel

Abstract

Eleven heifers of the Purunã cattle breed were used to evaluate wound healing by second intention. An experimental wound excision model in bovines was created by means of a skin punch of diameter 2cm. The animals were topically treated for 17 days with a saline control or decoctions of Schinus terebinthifolius check for this species in other resources Raddi (Aroeira mansa), Tabebuia avellanedae check for this species in other resources Lorentz ex Griseb (Ipê Roxo), and Casearia sylvestris check for this species in other resources Sw. (Guaçatonga) mixed with carboxymethyl cellulose. Centripetal retraction, clinical, and histological aspects of the wounds were observed until complete healing. Decoctions of T. avellanedae and S. terebinthifolius, but not C. sylvestris, had a beneficial effect on wound healing by second intention.

Keywords
wound healing; skin; cattle; phytotherapy

 
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