Effect of apple cider vinegar on the healing of experimentally–induced wounds infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences. 2008;22 (Arabic)(1):11-17


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Journal Title: Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences

ISSN: 1607-3894 (Print); 2071-1255 (Online)

Publisher: University of Mosul, College of Veterinary Medicine

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Animal culture: Veterinary medicine

Country of publisher: Iraq

Language of fulltext: English, Arabic

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A. H. Alawi

T. S. Ali

S. Y. Al Dabbagh


Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 25 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Standard wounds were made in the backs of 18 rabbits. The rabbits were then divided into 6 equal groups. Rabbits of group (1), constituted a control group and their wounds were treated with physiological saline solution. In group (2), the wounds were treated with Cefotaxime at a concentration of 500 mg. Wounds of the third, fourth, and fifth groups were treated with 5%, 3.75%, and 2.5% apple cider vinegar respectively. Wounds of the sixth groups of rabbits were treated with a combination of equal amounts of Cefotaxime and apple cider vinegar 3.75%. All of the wounds were infected with various isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa at the time of infected. Wound treatment was done each 48 hours until complete healing. Results of this study indicated that using apple cider vinegar 3.75% gave results similar to those obtained by using the antibiotic (same rates of bacterial reduction). However, using a combination of equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and the antibiotic lead to more rapid and more better healing than using each one of them alone.