What is Vetramil®
Vetramil® is a range of honey based skin and wound care products for all animals. It is a non-antibiotic remedy to treat skin and infected wounds and to minimize the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Vetramil® is suitable for all animals.
Vetramil® can be used for:
- Superficial and open wounds
- Lacerations, abrasions and avulsions
- Decubital ulcers
- Chronic and infected wounds
- Itchy skin and exzema
- Wounds difficult to bandage
How Vetramil® works?
Glucose oxidase enzyme is added to honey by honeybees
The enzyme becomes active in diluted honey
Honey glucose is converted into hydrogen peroxide and gluconic acid
Honeybees collect nectar and nectar is concentrated to honey (80-85% sugar)
The osmotic action of honey sugars is bacteriostatic and in the end bactericidal
At the wound site the sugar attracts wound exudate and creates a healing moist environment
Why Vetramil® is needed?
Antimicrobial resistance is a serious threat for health of people and animals
- Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is considered one of the most important global health challenges (NARMS/FDA report)
- Many factors contribute to the emergence of antimicrobial resistant micro-organisms but wide and often unnecessary use of antimicrobials in medicine and agriculture is considered the most important factor
- Antimicrobial resistance has lead to the formation of super bacteria and other resistant micro-organisms which are causing severe infections and deaths
- Every year, about 2 million people get sick from a superbug, about 23,000 die (ref. CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015)
- Persistent infections cauwsed by resistant micro-organisms spread between people and animals, and from person to person
Honey has become a serious alternative aid in treatment:
- Potent antimicrobial activity and no development of bacterial resistance by use of honey
- Successful application on infected wounds not responding to antibiotic therapy
- Suitable for all animals
- Medicinal honey is both tested by every batch for the enzyme content and carefully purified to make it safe to use
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the biggest threats for public health regarding to major health organizations like WHO and CDC. Alternative options for use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs are urgently needed to avoid a horrifying situation: when antibiotics fail to work, many diseases considered as problems of the past may rise again. That can lead to persistent infections and even deaths of both people and animals. These infections may spread between people and animals, and from person to person. Many factors contribute to the emerge of antimicrobial resistance but wide and often unnecessary use of antimicrobial drugs in medicine and agriculture are considered as the most important factors.
Vetramil® is a honey based skin and wound care product range for all animals. It is an effective and natural way to provide supportive care without antimicrobial drugs. The use of Vetramil® honey products can decrease the use of antibiotics in animals. It has efficient antimicrobial effects due to its high glucose oxidase enzyme content, sugars that create an osmotic pressure and formation of a low PH at the wound site.
Vetramil® product range includes several honey based formulations that are optimized for the easy and convenient use for the animal owners and caretakers. The easy-of-use of the products ensures the optimal efficacy and promotes the healing.
Vetramil® honey range is well studied and the outstanding experience from clinical use in several European countries has encouraged the developing and manufacturing company to seek additional international markets for Vetramil® range. Bfactory International is currently looking for distribution partners for Vetramil® range in USA, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Pacific region.
- Honey has been used for wound healing and skin treatments since ancient times.
- In modern times soldiers in World War 1 used honey to prevent wound infections.
- In 20th Century medicinal honey is becoming a serious remedy for wound healing through extensive studies and a search for a non-antibiotic remedy to treat infected wounds and minimize the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
- Dr. Tineke Creemers performed research on flower biology at Wageningen University for over 15 years before Bfactory was founded in 2002 with Willem Jan Bosma.
- Vetramil® honey ointment was launched 2005. The range of effective honey products under Vetramil® brand has developed to include more than five different honey products optimized for different uses.
- Vetramil® honey range is sold in over 10 countries in Europe and has gained acceptance and outstandingly positive clinical experience both from veterinarians and animal owners.