The Investigation on the Effect of the Vegetal Origin Ankaferd Blood Stopper in Experimental Intra-Abdominal Surgery Over Rabbits

Düz E., Aslan L., Alkan İ., Bayram İ., Kaya A., Ayhan H., ...More

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.9, no.10, pp.1491-1494, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


With this study, it is aimed to conduct a research on the haemostatic effects of the herbal originated blood stopper product which is titled as Ankaferd Blood Stopper (ABS) in intra-abdominal surgery in rabbits. The materials of the study consist of 20 healthy adult New Zeeland rabbits, 10 male and 10 female ones. The rabbits were divided into two groups as working group and control group. The left abdominal part of rabbits was incised by 5 cm, their skin, cutaneous connective tissue and muscles were incised, respectively. About 1-2 mL gauzed bandage tampons which were saturated with Ankaferd Blood Stopper applied on all of 10 cases. The time passed for the blood to stop was measured by the chronometer. Moreover, bleeding spots with 1 cm length and 5 mm depth were made by bistoury on the liver and spleen. The tampons saturated with ABS were applied on the liver and spleen for 90 sec with medium pressure. The tampons with the dimensions of 4x4 cm were applied on bleeding spots of the control group with medium pressure. The time passed for the blood to stop was recorded. The time passed for blood stopping was compared. With Ankaferd Blood Stopper, the haemostasis was achieved within. 9 sec for application in skin, 19 sec in coetaneous connective tissue, 42 sec in muscles, 147 sec in liver, 162 sec in spleen in experimental group while haemostasis was achieved within 220 sec for application in skin, 256 sec in coetaneous connective tissue, 238 sec in muscles, 550 sec in liver and 400 sec in spleen. As a conclusion, when the blood stopper product which is known as Ankaferd Blood Stopper is compared to the control group in external bleeding, it is seen that it achieves an effective haemostasis.