The Efficacy of Cyanoacrylates as a Closure Method for Incisions Made for the Implantation of Telemetry Devices in Oncorhynchus mykiss (Rainbow trout)
Ovink, Kathryn R.
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Used for many years as wound closure devices in human and veterinary practices, cyanoacrylate polymers were used in place of sutures to close incisions made for the implantation of telemetry devices in Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Of the three cyanoacrylates tested, 2-butyl cyanoacrylate was the best cyanoacrylate found to close the telemetry tag implant incisions made in Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss.) Furthermore, 2-butyl cyanoacrylate may also be a better incision-closing agent than sutures when completing telemetry implants in Rainbow trout. The polymerization and degradation pathways of cyanoacrylates are discussed as well as the observed effects cyanoacrylates have on incision closure in Rainbow trout.