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What is Silverquine

What is SilverQuine? 

SILVERQUINE Animal Wound Dressing is a water-base hydro gel wound dressing for use in moist wound care management. The gel contains silver that may help inhibit the growth of microorganisms within the dressing. SILVERQUINE Animal Wound Dressing Gel has been evaluated in standard tests that show it can reduce the level of common microorganisms.
 
Indications for Use:
 
Topical management of:
  • Minor Cuts
  • Lacerations
  • Abrasions
  • 1st and 2nd Degree Burns
  • Skin Irritations

It has been known for over a century that certain preparations of silver have germicidal properties. As a result, prior to the invention of modern day antibiotics, silver was used to help treat wounds and other types of infections in animals. With the development of natural antibiotics, silver preparations were phased out in favor of synthetic antibiotics. Unfortunately, over the course of the past 25 years, multiple bacteria have developed resistance to common antibiotics on the market today. In some circumstances, prolonged courses of expensive antibiotics have to be used to get a minimal response and expose your pet to potent side effects. Worse yet, some antibiotics are totally ineffective in some cases. As a result, the pet industry is in urgent need of new technology that has broad spectrum antimicrobial activity to reduce wound healing times and reduce the risk of side effects from current treatments.

Silverquine Animal Wound Dressing is a new, unique, nano-particulate based silver that is very different from the synthetic antibiotics used for the past 80 years in the animal arena. Our technology is ALL NATURAL and contains no alcohol or synthetic chemicals that inhibit stem cell activity or epithelization. In addition, the silver in our animal wound dressing gel is not just another silver. Silverquine Animal Wound Dressing consists of silver nanomolecules (less than .015 micrometers in size) with an interior metallic silver and an exterior of ionic silver suspended within a water molecule.

 

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How Does it Work?

Silverquine Animal Wound Dressing Gel is manufactured using a patented technology to produce metallic silver nanoparticles (Ag0) coated with tetrasilver tetroxide (Ag4O4). The silver hydro-gel has both ionic and covalent properties. The metallic core (Ag0) facilitates continuous electron transfer, versus an action of single-electron transfer per silver ion. 

The ingredients in Silverquine Animal Wound Dressing Gel are all natural. In addition to the patented, unique, nano-particles of silver, the product also contains purified water, TEA, and carbomer. TEA (triethanolamine) and carbomer are organic products that are mixed together in very low concentrations to form a gel. Our Silverquine Gel product contains these two ingredients in minute concentrations for a gelling effect. Both of these ingredients are commonly used in cosmetic products for animals and are considered very safe.

 

Safety

The key antimicrobial agent in Silverquine Animal Wound Dressing Gel is the patented silver nanoparticles. For the past 15 years, there has been a significant push to use the lowest possible dose effective to treat an infection. Lower doses typically result in fewer side effects. For example, one of the most common topical therapies currently used in the pet industry is silver sulfadiazine cream. That product contains 10,000ppm of silver. Such high concentrations often time leads to wound maceration and the need for debridement of some skin around the infected wound area. Such high concentrations can have a negative impact on stem cell activity and epithelization (new skin growth and wound closing) resulting in slower wound healing. Ironically, our products containing Silverquine Animal Wound Dressing Gel contains less than 100ppm of silver, does not negatively impact stem cell activity and epithelization, and promotes effective wound healing.

Silverquine Animal Wound Dressing Gel has been studied in a series of safety studies including animals. These safety and toxicology studies have demonstrated safe, beneficial, and non-toxic data.