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Treatment of a Full-Thickness Skin Wound in Gluteal Region of the Vervet Monkey with Topical Insulin
Çağrı GÜLTEKİN1, Gökhan ULUKAN1, Süleyman ÖZDEMİR1, Mehmet Ege İNCE2, F. Eser ÖZGENCİL1
1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Near East University, 99138, Lefkoşa, TRNC
2Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Near East University, 99138, Lefkoşa, TRNC
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2019.22836 In a female vervet monkey brought to our hospital with the complaint of anaphylactic shock depending on snake bite, a gangrenous wound was detected in right gluteal region and traditional local cicatrizing and epithelizing pomade application and systemic treatment were performed for 10 days. As no signs of epithelization and shrinkiage was observed during this treatment, a new treatment protocol was started with topical insulin pomade. It was determined that epithelization started on the 4th days and completely recovered on the 46th days of the treatment and 30 days after the completion of topical insulin treatment the wound region was became hairy. It was concluded that topical treatment with insulin pomade had positive effects on delayed secondary wound healing in vervet monkeys whom their cutaneous trunci muscle (M. panniculus carnosus) responsible for wound contraction was not functional. Keywords : Insulin treatment, Secondary wound healing, Vervet monkey