6th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference
Wound healing is a complex event that consists of phases that will occur simultaneously as well as continuously. Most of what is occurring is microscopic, but it is important to try and associate certain aspects of the wound healing process that we can see to these microscopic events. Cytokines, growth factors and key cell types are going to initiate, maintain and modulate the healing process. The goal of this lecture will be to review the microscopic events, describe the macroscopic changes, and then apply this information to open wounds and their evaluations.