Use of a porous cellulose membrane (Membracel®) and moxibustion for severe excoriative injury in a chilean skua (Catharacta chilensis)

  • Natassia Bacco Mannina Instituto de Pesquisas Cananéia
  • Daniela Magalhães Drummond de Mello Instituto de Pesquisas Cananéia
  • Priscilla Carla dos Santos Costa Instituto de Pesquisas Cananéia
  • João Paulo Bastardo Rodrigues Intituto de pesquisa de Cananéia
  • João Victor da Silveira Bertão Intituto de pesquisa de Cananéia
Keywords: Artemisia vulgaris, Healing, Rehabilitation, Metacarpus, Marine bird

Abstract

The use of alternative therapeutic approaches in wild animals has gained notoriety due to its efficiency, low cost and reduced or nonexistent stressors. The present study evaluated the efficacy of treatment of a bilateral excoriative lesion in the region of the dorsal metacarpus in a Chilean skua (Catharacta chilensis) in a rehabilitation process with the use of a porous cell membrane, sold commercially, in concomitance with moxibustion sessions with herbs (Artemisia vulgaris). The healing time of 14 days was reduced when compared to traditional techniques and proved the viability and efficacy of the treatment.

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Published
2018-06-30
How to Cite
Mannina, N., Mello, D., Costa, P. C., Rodrigues, J. P., & Bertão, J. V. (2018). Use of a porous cellulose membrane (Membracel®) and moxibustion for severe excoriative injury in a chilean skua (Catharacta chilensis). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 55(2), e138489. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2018.138489
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CASE REPORT