Monday, October 7, 2013

1182. Continued from 1181. Handing over inspection of maggot wound in the dog

There should be a systematic process in the treatment of maggot wounds efficiently.

There should be the final inspection for dead maggots. Although the wound is closing by >50%, there may be dead maggots inside. I advised my assistant to use the curved forceps to check. He disbelieved my suggestion that there might be maggots since the wound had closed by over 50%.

He did the 360-degree scan twice using the forceps. 4 dead maggots were extracted. The dog went home.  The wound should close uneventfully. Dead maggots would have delayed closure.

The dead maggots were black. Compare to the live ones taken out earlier in the image below.

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