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Mountain Lion Receives Tilapia-Skin Bandage to Help Heal Burns

California Department of Fish and Wildlife/Facebook

All four foot pads are sporting a tilapia-skin bandage.

About a year ago, we reported on doctors using fish skin as an aid in treating burns for a woman in Brazil. This revolutionary treatment has continued to help both human and animal patients.

A young male mountain lion, burned in California’s Thomas Fire in Ventura County, is the latest to receive tilapia-skin bandages to aid in his recovery.

tilapia skin bandage

The mountain lion was rescued Dec. 22 and taken to the Rancho Cordova lab of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. It was there veterinarians applied sterilized tilapia skin to burns on all four foot pads.

tilapia skin bandage

tilapia skin bandage

tilapia skin bandage

tilapia skin bandage

The fish skin creates a biologic bandage to protect the burn area and provides collagen to help accelerate healing.

This young mountain lion has responded well to the treatment, and doctors expect a full recovery.

Images Courtesy of California Department of Fish and Wildlife/Facebook.

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Mountain Lion Receives Tilapia-Skin Bandage to Help Heal Burns