A 3 year-old Greyhound, Female (spayed), 27 kg, presented with a fractured front left leg. After repair, the wound dehisced and MicroLyte Vet was used to help deal with the infection and close the wound. Case notes and pictures were provided:
Initial Wound Management
Triple antibiotic ointment was placed on the incision and the other areas of ulceration noted. Sterile 4X4 and lap sponges were as a dry to dry dressing over the incision. A modified Robert Jones bandage with a spoon splint was placed.
Left R/U Fx incision dehiscence
Concern for hypocoaguability
Isolate 1: Serratia marcescens – 2+
Isolate 2: Enterobacter cloacae – 2+
Isolate 3: E. coli – 1+
Clavamox then Enrofloxacin once we received culture results
MicroLyte Vet Application
MicroLyte Vet applied 21 days after initial surgery; five applications of MicroLyte Vet total, every 2-3 days. Manuka Honey used as secondary topical.
Two weeks after starting MicroLyte Vet, the wound was fully healed: