Today’s Video of the Day from Michigan State University (MSU) describes how a dog named Stella who escaped a house fire was successfully treated with fish skins.
The surgical team used Icelandic, descaled cod fish skins to create grafts. The tissue and high omega-3 fatty acids in the cod skin give these grafts anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties.
Brea Sandness is a veterinarian and surgical resident at MSU. “We were able to place them on her with minimal sedation, which not only allowed us to heal her without additional stress to her lungs, but improved the way her burns healed,” Sandness said.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: Michigan State University