WHEN WOUNDS WON'T HEAL
International wound-care expert, Dr. Derek Knottenbelt, has compiled a list of the top 12 healing inhibitors:
1. INFECTION – Often signaled by red, angry-looking tissue that exudes pus or has a foul odor.
2. FOREIGN BODIES – Anything inside a wound that shouldn’t be there counts as a foreign body.
3. TISSUE DEFICITS – Without adequate healthy tissue within the wound to serve as a foundation, one or more healing phases may be delayed or never occur.
4. MOVEMENT – Tissue that doesn’t remain still for long cannot repair itself.
5. NECROTIC TISSUE – Dead tissue within a wound will bring healing to a standstill, typically by inducing infection.
6. REDUCED BLOOD SUPPLY – Blood brings to the wound site the constituents essential to healing. Without adequate circulation, tissue repair fails.
7. POOR OXYGENATION – Wounds require oxygen to heal, and they receive that through two routes: The air surrounding the wound and hemoglobin in the blood supply.
8. CONTINUED TRAUMA – A wound that is continually aggravated will not heal.
9. LOCAL FACTORS – This category of healing interrupters includes conditions immediately in and around the wound.
10. POOR OVERALL HEALTH – The general health status of a horse can influence how his wounds heal.
11. IATROGENIC IDIOCY – Also known as “stupid things people put on their horse’s wounds”. 12. TUMOR TRANSFORMATION – When the tissue inside a wound develops tumors, healing stops.
When your horse has a wound, even a large one, don’t panic. With a strategic approach to considering and addressing the 12 inhibitors to wound healing, chances are the cause can be quickly identified and eliminated, and your horse will be healing again soon. 
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