Differences in second-intention wound healing between horses and ponies: histological aspects.

@article{Wilmink1999DifferencesIS,
  title={Differences in second-intention wound healing between horses and ponies: histological aspects.},
  author={Jacintha M Wilmink and Ren{\'e} van Weeren and P W Stolk and Frans van Mil and A B Barneveld},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal},
  year={1999},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={61-7}
}
The histological aspects of second-intention healing were studied in 5 horses and 5 ponies. Biopsies were taken weekly from standardised wounds on the metatarsus and femoral biceps muscle of one horse and one pony. Sections were stained to enable cell counting and the detection of DNA synthesis, fibrin, smooth muscle actin (SMA), collagen, and bacteria. In the ponies, the number of polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMNs) was high during the first 3 weeks and subsequently decreased rapidly. In the… CONTINUE READING