New wound protection for rabbits


Isci E., Canter H. I. , KEÇİK A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.30, no.1, pp.45-46, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00238-007-0136-8
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-46

Abstract

Rabbits are the experimental animals of choice in many studies including flaps, wounds, and topical trials for new pharmacological agents. Because the topical drugs and other materials used for dressing are irritating to the animal, they tend to remove dressings, bandages, drapes, insensate flaps, and also topical drugs by scratching, licking, and biting if they are within the reach of the animal. In this study, we report an easy to prepare, user-friendly, comfortable, and cheap dressing protector called a dressing shield to prevent these problems.