Skin is the largest organ in the body. You have probably heard this about yourself but it is true for animals too! For this particular blog, we will focus on your animals skin and connective tissues. Your horses skin is a barrier between your horses internal organs and the outside environment. it lets your horse know if it is hot, cold, sweaty or raining out.
“Elastic tissues such as the skin require a strong and resilient structural framework. This framework is called the extracellular matrix, or connective tissue. The orientation of the connective tissues — adipose (fat cells), cartilage, bone, tendons, and ligaments — found beneath the skin are also key for tissue appearance and function. All connective tissue is composed of three major classes of biomolecules: structural proteins (collagen and elastin), specialized proteins (fibrillin, fibronectin, and laminin), and proteoglycans.” (Skin…)
Collagen and elastins are an essential part of every animals skin. They help with normal function but are also essential when something goes wrong. When a horse gets a massive cut or wound, the body tries to automatically heal itself. Wounds typically heal in stages, according to Medline Plus, the stages for skin tissues that are wounded are as follows:
In an ideal environment, wounds would all heal on their own and infection, dead tissue and debridement would never set in. Since we don’t live in a sterile bubble, we need to help our animals avoid infection, scaring and other complications.
This is where Precision PES-Derm™ is so incredible for wounds, cuts, infections and other skin issues. Precision PES-Derm is unique from other wound care products because it contains collagen, elastins and Transforming b Factors. These essential proteins actually help rebuild and regenerate skin cells! When formulating Precision PES-Derm™ we specifically searched for the most cutting edge regenerating ingredients from only the best sources. We were sold on Transforming B factors when we learned how it is used in hospitals worldwide for burn victims to regenerate healthy, new skin growth. Precision PES-Derm™ truly is taking wound care to a whole new level. Why wouldn’t you want a tube in your tack room for when your horse gets in injury? Precision PES-Derm™ has been proven to help wounds heal quickly, resist infections, clear up proud flesh, and avoid scaring.
How wounds heal. (n.d.). Retrieved August 26, 2015, from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/patientinstructions/000741.htm
Skin and Connective Tissue. (n.d.). Retrieved August 23, 2015, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK22247/