Celox Veterinary is available in both a granule formulation and in two sizes of gauze. The granules can be poured into a wound. Once pressure is applied, a clot forms and arterial and venous haemorrhage is stopped within three minutes, independent of the body’s normal clotting processes. Celox Veterinary Gauze has the granules ready bonded onto its surface for ease of use.
The product works by bonding with red blood cells and gelling with fluids to produce a robust clot which sticks to moist tissue to plug the bleeding site. It can be helpful in treating a wide range of veterinary cases including:
• Haemorrhage following sharp debridement
• Field trauma
• Arterial or venous bleeding
• Severe high pressure bleeding
• Dental bleeds
Celox Veterinary is made from chitosan, a natural polysaccharide and by-product of the shrimp industry. It generates no heat while in use and small amounts of residual material left in the body are naturally metabolised.
On the launch of Celox Veterinary, Dechra Product Manager Rachel Horton commented: “Wound care is an area in which Dechra is known for its innovative product range. We are delighted to take this to the next level by offering this revolutionary treatment to vets and believe it will soon establish itself as an efficacious tool when they are faced with significant injuries and severe bleeding.”