KRUUSE Equine Equipment Equine Stent Bandage® for celiotomy wounds after colic surgery Cat. No Pk. size The Equine Stent Bandage® is a sterile non-adhesive and absorbent wound dressing. Incisional infections are common in horses after colic surgery. There is a clinical impression that the use of a stent bandage reduces the prevalence of such infections. A recent comparative retrospective study by Tnibar et al. (2012, 2012a, 2013b) demonstrated, that the use of a stent bandage significantly reduced the likelihood of incisional infection in horses undergoing exploratory coeliotomy for colic. According to this study, the odds of incisional infection decreases by approximately 90% if a given surgeon changes from using no stent bandage to using a stent bandage. | 10 - 77 References A. Tnibar, K. Grubbe Lin, K. Thurøe Nielsen, M.T. Christophersen, C. Lindegaard, T. Martinussen, and C.T. Ekstrøm. Effect of a stent bandage on incisional infection following exploratory celiotomy in colic horses: a comparative retrospective study. Proceedings, 59thAmerican Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) annual meeting, Anaheim, California, December 2012. A. Tnibar et al. Effect of a stent bandage on incisional infection following exploratory celiotomy in colic horses: a comparative retrospective study. Proceedings, 23 Annual Scientific Meeting of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, Rome, July, 2013a. Surgery, Anaesthesia and Monitors The Equine Stent Bandage® is developed in collaboration with Aziz Tnibar, DVM. PhD, Diplomate ECVS (European Specialist in Equine Surgery). Tnibar A, Grubbe Lin K, Thurøe Nielsen K, et al. Effect of a stent bandage on the likelihood of incisional infection following exploratory coeliotomy for colic in horses: A comparative retrospective study. Equine Vet J. 2013b Sep;45(5):564-9. Equine Stent Bandage 32 x 15 cm, 10/pk 165060 1 Equine Stent Bandage 37 x 15 cm, 10/pk 165061 1 Scan QR code to see video www.kruuse.com Reinforced holes for sutures How to use Equine Stent Bandage® • Use an Aluminium Spray (e.g. KRUUSE Aluminium Spray cat. no 161035) on the wound after closure of the incision. • Apply the appropriate size of Equine Stent Bandage® over the wound. • Suture the stent bandage over the wound using a USP 2 non-absorbable monofilament. • Suture pattern consists of 6 interrupted sutures using a double inverted Z bite in the skin at each side of the bandage. Two of the sutures are placed over the bandage 1 cm from the caudal and cranial edges of the bandage. • Water-impervious, protective adhesive drape/film is applied over the Equine Stent Bandage® during recovery from anaesthesia. • Remove the adhesive drape/film just after recovery to avoid humidity accumulation in the bandage. • If the Equine Stent Bandage® remains in place and is dry or minimally wet, it can be left on for up to 5 days. • After the Equine Stent Bandage® is removed; an abdominal bandage is applied over the wound and changed every 48–72 hr. until removal of wound staples or sutures.