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Differences in cutaneous wound healing between dogs and cats
The Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice (2006)
  • Mark W Bohling, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • R A Henderson
Abstract
Regardless of the species involved, wound healing follows a predictable course of overlapping phases. In spite of these commonalities, significant species differences in cutaneous wound healing have been uncovered in the Equidae and, more recently, between the dog and cat. It has also recently been shown that the subcutaneous tissues play an important supporting role in cutaneous wound healing, which may help to ex-plain healing differences between cats and dogs. These discoveries may improve veterinarians' understanding of problem wound healing in the cat and, hopefully, lead to better strategies for wound management in this sometimes troublesome species.
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Publication Date
July, 2006
Citation Information
Mark W Bohling and R A Henderson. "Differences in cutaneous wound healing between dogs and cats" The Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice Vol. 36 Iss. 4 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_bohling/23/