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Int J Low Extrem Wounds. 2008 Dec;7(4):204-9. doi: 10.1177/1534734608326916.

Spermatheca gland extract of snail (Telescopium telescopium) has wound healing potential: an experimental study in rabbits.

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  • 1Department of Animal Husbandry, Thakurgangti, Jharkhand, India. vetsaurabh@rediffmail.com


The effects of spermatheca gland extract of snail (Telescopium telescopium) to promote wound healing were studied in an animal model. The spermatheca gland extract of the snail was used as a topical medicament to treat experimentally created full thickness wounds in 12 rabbits (Oryctologous cuniculus). Wound healing was assessed on the basis of physical, histomorphological, and histochemical changes on days 0, 3, 7, and 14. Statistically significant differences were observed between the groups in all measured parameters. These exciting findings suggest that the data should be further tested in animal models to better understand the potential for wound healing in the spermatheca gland extract of the marine snail.

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