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dc.contributor.authorBoone, Sinkey Shaun
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:23:31Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:23:31Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.otherboone_sinkey_s_201112_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/boone_sinkey_s_201112_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27668
dc.description.abstractSurgical methods used for transmitter implantation should be carefully evaluated to determine their effect on fish. One-hundred twenty Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) were assigned to one of four surgical groups: Monocryl-Plus (triclosan-coated poliglecaprone 25), Monocryl (poliglecaprone 25), Vicryl (polyglactin 910), or Prolene (polypropylene). Fifteen fish in each surgical group received an intracoelomic sonic transmitter. Thirty fish were assigned to the control group. Post-operative assessments evaluated surgical healing, transmitter retention, and physiological and pathological effects of intracoelomic transmitters. Incisions closed with Vicryl or Prolene were more likely to exhibit erythema or incomplete healing compared to Monocryl or Monocryl-Plus. Long-term transmitter presence did not increase plasma cortisol levels or affect growth. Organ damage was not evident when adhesions were present. Results indicated that overall transmitter loss was 36.2%. Based on the results, I recommend using either Monocryl or Monocryl-Plus when performing a coeliotomy with intracoelomic transmitter implantation in sturgeon.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSturgeon
dc.subjectSurgery
dc.subjectTelemetry
dc.subjectSuture Materials
dc.subjectPlasma Cortisol
dc.titleInternal sonic transmitter implantation in sturgeon (Acipenseridae)
dc.title.alternativeevaluation of surgical techniques and the effects of short- and long-term transmitter presence
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentDaniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
dc.description.majorForest Resources
dc.description.advisorSonia Hernandez
dc.description.committeeSonia Hernandez
dc.description.committeeJames Shelton
dc.description.committeeDouglas Peterson
dc.description.committeeCecil Jennings
dc.description.committeeStephen J. Hernandez-Divers


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