Veterinary Emergency Haemostats
Collaclot™ is an emergency trauma haemostat dressing that clots blood as opposed to just stopping the bleed. There are no subsequent re-bleeds and therefore can save many lives.
Our products have been formulated using years of scientific expertise and research to have the optimum performance characteristics for each clinical application. They are designed to meet the specific needs of customers and deliver tangible benefits over existing products when used.
Canine - Enucleation
“I used Collaclot to help control the bleeding associated with an enucleation. The Collaclot was easy to use and place at the back of the eye socket and came away nicely without disrupting the clot. I would definitely use it again for any area that was oozing.” – Zizia Douglas, Vet
Horse – Incisor Extractions
"I used some Collaclot again yesterday. A 20-year-old thoroughbred gelding, oral extraction of multiple incisor teeth under sedation and local anaesthesia. Arterial bleeding from alveolus during extraction, vessel had retracted into the premaxilla, so could not be clamped and lighted. Collaclot placed in alveolus with pressure applied using gauze swabs and left in situ. Picture is from the day post-surgery, not easy to see the Collaclot as within alveolus, but the ability of the Collaclot to stop the arterial bleeding was impressive!" - Nicola Harries, Vet
Dog - Happy Tail Injury
The distinguished and elegant Sh Ch Layways Van Winkle JW (Hungarian Vizsla) Jasper – has a family link to CambCols CEO who owns one of his pups Rafiki, on hearing that owner Miss E J Miles was extremely worried as Jasper’s Happy Tail injury was not healing, was becoming infected and had tried numerous methods unsuccessfully, naturally Jonathan wanted to offer help.
Despite the name, happy tail injuries are NOT happy. Certain breeds of dogs wag their tails constantly. Happy tails often develop bleeding ulcers that will not heal because the source of the problem (wagging) will not stop. Sometimes bandaging the injured area along with antibiotics and pain medication will prevent infection, calm the nerves, and allow the tail to heal. In severe, chronic cases where the wagging will not stop and the injury will not heal, the best solution is surgical shortening of the tail.
Collaclot™ is not only an emergency Collagen trauma haemostat dressing that clots blood as opposed to just stopping the bleed, with no subsequent re-bleeds and therefore can save many lives. Research shows that collagen plays an important role in skin health, and aids wound repair and scar formation.
"With Jasper entered into Crufts 2022 this was a very concerning injury, Emily has said: “For two years we have battled with Jaspers tail, he is a very happy dog and repeatedly bangs it against anything in the way. When Jonathan offered this product to try just a few weeks before Crufts we jumped at the chance… we were at our wits end! Jonathan instructed Emily to wrap Jaspers tail with Collaclot™ prior to bandaging. On removal of the dressing 3-4 days later the wound had noticeably started healing! Just a few weeks on with the skin around the wound noticeably smoother and the hair has grown back, he hasn’t had hair on the end of his tail for the past two years! Collaclot™ is an absolute miracle product!” - Emily Miles
Fantastically a couple of weeks after the initial treatment, Jasper went onto show at Crufts 2022 winning Dog CC (best dog), BOB (best of breed Vizsla) and 3rd in the televised Gundog Group, only to be beaten by the Baxer the Flat-Coated Retriever best in show champion.
23/02/22 – Jasper’s sore and infected Happy Tail.
04/03/22 – Happy Tail skin smoothing and healing nicely.
08/03/22 – Healing well and fur re-growing.
12/03/22 – Crufts 2022 winning Dog CC, BOB and 3rd in the televised Gundog Group.
31/03/22 – Update from Jasper! Tail is fully healed and lots of fur re-growth.
Horse - Head Laceration
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Kate Hughes, a Royal Veterinary Nurse, owns a 3-year-old TB Filly, who had unfortunately suffered a deep laceration to the forehead. Not long before this incident, Kate had received a sample of our Collaclot™ product through our distributors IMS Euro Ltd.
Upon using our Collaclot™ Haemostatic Sponge, her filly was left with a very clean wound from which the sponge was easily removed from the wound site without pulling away the clot, meaning there was no re-bleeding from the site. A small drainage point was purposely left at the bottom of the wound, but other than that the wound has healed beyond all expectations and there was very minimal scarring after a 6-week period. The main function of the collagen sponge is to cause haemostasis and clot the blood, but it also surprised everyone involved that the collagen sponge also aided the wound to prevent scarring and prevent wound dehiscence. Research has shown that collagen plays an important role in skin health, and aids wound repair and scar formation.
"I couldn’t be happier with this outcome. When I was faced with this large laceration on my own horse, I instantly went for the Collaclot™ dressing I received as a sample to try and placed it directly into the wound which was then removed at clean up. The bleeding stopped pretty much straight away, with no re-bleeding during the clean-up and stitch, and was surprisingly easy to remove from the wound, which made everyone’s lives so much easier, as this little filly wasn’t the most helpful of patients. When it first happened, we were advised by the Vet that due to the type of laceration there would be a high chance of wound breakdown and separation, but upon using the Collaclot™ product, both the vet and I were amazed by the minimal discharge the wound produced, how easy it was to remove in one piece from the wound site, how well the product worked with no re-bleeding during clean up and stitch, and how the wound has healed.” – Kate Hughes REVN, RVN
15/09/21 – Laceration incident.
15/09/21 – Straight after stitch up.
10 days after staples removed.
24/11/21 – Very minimal scarring.
Further Veterinary Testimonies
"Used Collaclot effectively on a spleen bleed and was very happy with the result. Also used on a liver biopsy where stitching and cautery failed to control the bleed post procedure but Collaclot worked and the vet was very impressed. Patients incisions were closed with confidence that the product had stopped and controlled any potential re-bleed effectively. Both were dogs, only one I can verify breed on was the liver biopsy on a corgi."
Kerry Kerr (Head Nurse) Lida Vets
"Yes, we have purchased the ‘Collaclot Pads’ and have found them very useful. We have used them most in dental sockets, especially in our sight hound friends – who tend to bleed that bit more with extractions. We also use them a lot in enucleations. We find the pads particularly useful for this, as you can cut them to size and pack out the socket nicely and then close up as normal. I see great opportunity for packing out a biopsy site that wanted to bleed. I think they are a very handy tool for any GP vet to have about her person in a busy small animal surgery."
Lizzie Threadingham (Vet) – Martin and Manifold Vets