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The efficacy of using a honeydew honey, propolis extract and thyme essential oil dressing as topical treatment for chronic wound in cat: a case report

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dc.contributor.author Tamas-Krumpe, Octavia
dc.contributor.author Doștețan Abălaru, Cornelia
dc.contributor.author Pascal, Lucian
dc.contributor.author Danciu, Cecilia Gabriella
dc.contributor.author Ștefănuț, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Todoran, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Ognean, Laurenț
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-29T06:48:23Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-29T06:48:23Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Tamas-Krumpe, Octavia, Cornelia Doștețan Abălaru, Lucian Pascal, Cecilia Gabriella Danciu, Cristina Ștefănuț, Cristina Todoran, Laurenț Ognean. 2018. "The efficacy of using a honeydew honey, propolis extract and thyme essential oil dressing as topical treatment for chronic wound in cat: a case report". Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași Seria Medicină Veterinară 61 (3): 192-199. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/1034
dc.description.abstract The healing properties of honey have been known for hundreds of years, proving its effectiveness, particularly in the wound healing process. Nowadays, a major importance was attributed to honeydew honey, due to its increased polyphenol content, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity. Propolis and thyme essential oil also represent unfailing aids in wounds’ therapy, thanks to their chemical composition. The aim of the present study was to determine the clinical efficacy of a mixture consisting of honeydew honey, propolis extract and thyme essential oil in the treatment of an open chronic wound in a cat patient. The subject of our paperwork was represented by a cat, neutered male, aged one, European breed, weighing four kilograms. According to its medical history, the patient suffered from a traumatic accident by hanging in a wire fence, which resulted in an open wound in the left inguinal area. The cat was brought to ALVET veterinary clinic, because of the following clinical manifestations: apathy, loss of appetite, pain when handling the inguinal area, expressed by both aggressive behavior and vocalization. The clinical exam revealed a laceration wound in the linguinal area, which involved the whole tegument and subcutaneous tissue, while the abdominal wall remained intact. At first attempt, the wound was treated surgically, including pain medication and sedation for proper wound management, without good outcome and therefore, after two weeks we chose a traditional remedy, based on a mixture of honeydew honey, propolis soft extract and thyme essential oil. The dressing was applied once a day, for 25 days and as a result, the wound healed completely without complication and with a very good cosmetic result. We assess that apitherapy should not be simply considered as a ‘folk remedy’, but as a modern therapy, with a large efficacy. This research intends to inform the clinicians about the therapeutic potential of honeydew honey, propolis soft extract and thyme essential oil dressing, when applied on a chronic wound in cat. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ”Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject wound en_US
dc.subject honeydew honey en_US
dc.subject propolis en_US
dc.subject thyme en_US
dc.subject cat en_US
dc.title The efficacy of using a honeydew honey, propolis extract and thyme essential oil dressing as topical treatment for chronic wound in cat: a case report en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Octavia Tamas-Krumpe, Cecilia Gabriella Danciu, Cristina Ștefănuț, Cristina Todoran, Laurenț Ognean, Department of Physiology, University of Agricultural Science and Veterinary Medicine, Mănăştur Street no. 3-5, Cluj-Napoca
dc.author.affiliation Cornelia Doștețan Abălaru, Manager of S.C. Apilife Ro SRL, Taberei Street, no 17, Săliște, Sibiu county, Romania
dc.author.affiliation Lucian Pascal, Veterinarian in S.C. Alvet SRL, Izlazului Street, no. 6, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
dc.publicationName Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași, Seria Medicină Veterinară
dc.volume 61
dc.issue 3
dc.publicationDate 2018
dc.startingPage 192
dc.endingPage 199
dc.identifier.eissn 2393-4603


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