Wound Management and Skin Grafting

KRUUSE Equine Wound Management and Skin Grafting CPD

Techniques for skin grafting in horses vary widely from the most basic (pinch grafts) to the most sophisticated (split thickness mesh or micro-island (Meek) grafting). The practicality of these varies markedly. Skin grafting is an underused technique in equine wound management as well as in surgical practice. Significant benefits can be gained from early use of grafting techniques so that the horse returns to a healthy and usable state much earlier. It is also an important resource in the management of non-healing wounds and in some specific surgical circumstances.

With Professor Derek Knottenbelt (Weipers Centre Equine Hospital, Glasgow University) Derek’s expertise in equine internal medicine is recognised both nationally and internationally, particularly in equine oncology and dermatology. He is a Diplomate of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine and holds a personal Chair in Equine Medicine at the University of Liverpool.

He has published widely in journals and textbooks and is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings. He received the Animal Health Trust Scientific Award in 2003, the BEVA (Blue Cross) Welfare Award in 2004 and the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2005 for his services to Equine Medicine. He is actively involved in many domestic and international charities relating to equine welfare and works tirelessly to support these causes.

9.00 am  Registration and coffee
9.30 am  Simple and complicated wounds – management strategies to maximise healing processes
10.15 am What stops a wound from healing and why has the horse got a reputation for bad healing??
11.00 am Refreshments
11.15 am Skin grafting techniques and when to use (pinch/punch/tunnel/sheet/pedicle)
12.00 pm Case presentations and discussion
12.45 pm Lunch
13.45 pm Practical / technique with cadavers
16.00 pm Finish

To provisionally reserve a place please complete your details on the form below together with your preferred date and location

To confirm your place please print your confirmation email and post it to Kruuse UK Ltd, 12 Sherburn Network Centre, Lancaster Close, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds LS25 6NS together with a cheque for £50.00 payable to Vets with Horsepower (Cheques are to reserve places and will be returned on attendance, or may be donated at your discretion).

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Please note places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The course on December 13 is now fully booked. You can still join on the course January 17.

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