After over 30-plus years in this business, it is still exciting to see what we come up with next. In this case, a mountain lion cub burned in the recent California wildfires is the benefactor of a human burn treatment protocol derived from tilapia.
Source: edhat, December 30, 2017 via AVMA Smart Brief.
A 5-month-old mountain lion whose paws were burned in a wildfire is recovering after veterinarians applied sterilized tilapia skin to the animal’s most severe burns. The protocol, which has been used to treat burns on humans, forms a biologic bandage to shield the injured area and provide collagen to accelerate healing.