Surgical wound healing in radio-tagged adult Pacific lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus held on different substrata

Journal of Fish Biology
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Abstract

Radio-tagged adult Pacific lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus held in a raceway with Plexiglas-lined walls and bottom healed more slowly and retained sutures longer than fish held in an all-concrete raceway or one with Plexiglas walls and a cobble-lined bottom. On all substrata, healing depended on when sutures were lost, and fish that lost their sutures in <14 days post-surgery healed faster than those that kept sutures longer. Long-term suture retention led to tissue trauma, infection and poor survival.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Surgical wound healing in radio-tagged adult Pacific lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus held on different substrata
Series title Journal of Fish Biology
DOI 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.03071.x
Volume 79
Issue 4
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Fish Biology
First page 1068
Last page 1075
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