Equifix Wound Cream TTO contains a high percentage of natural Tea Tree Oil with Zinc Oxide in an aqueous cream base. These active ingredients have been scientifically proven to be effective against fungal and bacterial infections.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia), has been used in Australia for over 100 years, the primary use being for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Reviewed science has shown it that it also has anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. In particular, it is very effective in combating the bug called Dermatophilus – that is the cause of what we call Mud Fever.
Zinc Oxide is also a proven and very effective tool used extensively for wound healing due to its antibacterial properties and that it has significant epithelialisation properties to advance healing. Epithelisation is the essential process of cells migrating upward to repair and close the area of the wound.
Scientific tests have shown that topical zinc oxide can increase the rate of wound healing, increase resistant to infection and decrease rates of deterioration.
Another important aspect to wound healing is to keep a wound moist. Premature drying will slow down healing as it blocks the white blood cells from working. The Aqueous base of Equifix-TTO is ideal to keep moisture on the wound and light enough not to block the healing process. (Using a thick cream with a petroleum or paraffin base will slow healing and confuse the process as the body will see it as something to remove).
Note: Tea Tree Oil in its pure form, as oil, is not suitable for use on animals because if ingested it may be toxic. However, as a percentage in an aqueous base is suitable and safe.
In summary: during wound healing, it is important to resolve inflammation and initiate re-epithelization, repel infection and retain a moist environment. Equifix-TTO provides the active ingredients to promote safe and efficient healing.
Melaleuca alternifolia ( Tea Tree) Oil : A review of Antimicrobial and other Medicinal Properties – C.F. Carson, K. A. Hammer, and T.V. Riley
Efficacy of Tea Tree Oil in the treatment of Equine Streptothricosis Callan C Frye, Di Bel, Jacquelyn E Parmna, Jessica Jones, Adam J Houlihan, Amanda Rumore