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Wound management focuses on restoration of function and physical integrity with the minimum deformity and without
infection. Various attempts have been taken to aid wound repair. There are limited researches on the use of herbal product
to assist healing process in Bangladesh. Therefore, this experiment was carried out to exploit turmeric and durba pastes in the
treatment of surgical wound in cattle and to study their healing effect in wounds sutured with horizontal mattress using nylon.
A total of 36 surgical wounds were made in nine cattle. Tr benzoin Co. or benzoin seal was used as control group. Follow-up
information was obtained since day of surgical operation up to day 21 postoperatively. Some morphological characters such as
swelling area of wound, elevation of sutured line from the skin surface, width of sutured area and contraction length per week
were recorded to determine the healing of the wounds. Bacteriological and histopathological studies were also performed. All
wounds were closely monitored daily to observe any complication. Results showed that Tr. Benzoin seal caused marked tissue
reaction in wounds. Turmeric paste showed splendid results in the healing of the wounds produced in cattle. Durba paste
also has wound healing activity but less effective than that of turmeric. This study could help veterinarians to consider herbal
product specially turmeric for a good healing of wounds with minimum complications. Dissemination of these findings among
the farmers may prevent skindegradation caused by the postoperative complication of the wound in Bangladesh.
Nasrin Sultana Juyena is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh
Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. She completed her PhD on ram and alpaca semen cryopreservation in 2011 from University
of Padova, Italy. She has published more than 20 papers in reputed journals. Her research interests are in the area of orthopaedic surgery and
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