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AJVS. 2015; 46(1): 57-65

Clinical and Histopathological Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Lavender oil Compared with Black seed oil, Ostrich oil and Cod liver oil on the Second Intention Wound Healing in Dogs

Amira M. Nada, Howaida M. Abu-Ahmed, Asmaa F. Khafaga, Mahmoud H. El-Kammar.

The search for natural compounds that stimulate wound healing is an aim for many researches. The current experimental investigation was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of lavender oil compared with black seed oil, ostrich oil and cod liver oil for treatment of surgically induced full-thicknesses skin wounds in the back region in dogs. Clinical wound characters following lavender oil treatment proved good and showed marked reduction in wound dimension and formation of healthy scar. The quantification of observation concerning the histological parameters involved in wound healing indicated that the lavender oil treated wounds proved advantageous. It could be concluded that lavender oil accelerates wound healing and it is advisable to be used for wound dressing due to its clinical value and easy application.

Key words: Key words: Wound healing, lavender oil, black seed oil, ostrich oil, cod liver oil , dogs.

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