Evaluation of three suture techniques based on surgical wound assessment in Caprine
Keywords:Caprine, Suture patterns, Surgical wound, Swelling, Erythema, Dehiscence, Discharge
Subcuticular, simple interrupted and ford interlocking suture patterns were used in closing skin incision at paralumbar fossa in fifteen apparently healthy male and female adult goats. The goats were randomly divided into three groups: A (Subcuticular); B(Ford interlocking) and C(Simple interrupted). Clinical appearance of the surgical wound was scored twice post surgery at 18-24 hours and 10-14 days using swelling, erythema, dehiscence and discharge as the parameters. There were no statistical difference (P<0.05) among the three suture patterns at 18-24 hours and 10-14 days post surgery. It was concluded that any of the three suture techniques could be used to close skin incision in goats and result in good healing.
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