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Clinical evaluation of topical application of copaiba oil on experimentally induced wounds in horses

Grant number: 12/16983-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Animal Clinics and Surgery
Principal researcher:Flávia de Almeida Lucas
Grantee:Adriana Lima Kandrotas
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária (FMVA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araçatuba. Araçatuba , SP, Brazil


The objectives will be to evaluate clinical aspects of topical application of copaiba oil on the healing process of experimentally induced wounds in lumbar and metacarpal areas of healthy horses. Eight adult horses will be used. Four wounds will be surgically produced on each horse: two wounds cranial to the sacrum of the right lumbar region and two wounds close to the proximal epiphysis of the right metacarpus on the lateral aspect. The experimental lesions will be treated daily with copaiba oil, whereas saline solution was used in control lesions. Macroscopic analyses will be performed on tissue harvested at 3, 7, 14, and 21 days, Complete healing time for all wounds was recorded. (AU)

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