Unfortunately there are some products on the market that have become the commonly used ones but that we now know aren't really great options. Nitrofurazone is one of those. It actually slows healing and promotes proud flesh so it should not be used on leg wounds. Wonder Dust is another of those products that is mis-used. It is a caustic product that should ONLY be applied to wounds that already have proud flesh present. This is because it works by destroying cells and it's not picky, it destroys healthy healing cells as easily as it does proud flesh.
In-depth wound management was one of the topics at the 2006 AAEP conference. The lecturer stated that a plain triple antibiotic ointment was the best choice for the majority of wounds because it prevents infection and provides a good environment for healing tissues.
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