The use of vacuum-assisted closure for treatment of a chronic necrotic chest wound in a Nubian goat
An eleven year old female Nubian goat was presented to Cornell University's Farm Animal Hospital on 7/9/13 for a wound infection on the ventral thorax at the level of the sternum. The wound was thought to be present for two to three weeks prior to presentation and has had no previous treatments. Vacuum assisted closure (V.A.C) was elected as the method for wound management. The patient was on the V.A.C for a total of 15 days with 3 unit changes after the first application. This case report will discuss the effects and limits of the V.A.C on wound management in small ruminants.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2014
Goats -- Wounds and injuries -- Case studies; Goats -- Diseases -- Treatment -- Case studies