skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Performance assessment of bi-directional knotless tissue-closure devices in juvenile Chinook salmon surgically implanted with acoustic transmitters

Abstract

Acoustic transmitters used in survival and telemetry studies are often surgically implanted in fish. While this is a well-established method, it has the potential to affect health, behavior, and survival, thus affecting study results. Much research has been done to try to minimize the harmful effects caused by the transmitter and tagging process. In 2009, we first investigated the use of a bi-directional knotless (barbed) suture material in juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). We found that it resulted in higher tag retention than the simple interrupted suture pattern; however, the occurrence of ulceration and redness increased. The objective of this study was to refine the suturing patterns of the bi-directional knotless suture and retest suture performance in juvenile Chinook salmon. We tested the bi-directional suture using 3 different suture patterns and two needle types: 6-Point (12-mm needle circumference), Wide “N” (12-mm needle circumference), Wide “N” Knot 12 (12-mm needle circumference), and Wide “N” Knot 18 (18-mm needle circumference).

Authors:
; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1132722
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-91945
400403209
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Animal Biotelemetry, 1:Article No. 9
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Animal Biotelemetry, 1:Article No. 9
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Surgery; salmonids; biotelemetry; bio-effect

Citation Formats

Woodley, Christa M., Wagner, Katie A., Bryson, Amanda J., and Eppard, Matthew B. Performance assessment of bi-directional knotless tissue-closure devices in juvenile Chinook salmon surgically implanted with acoustic transmitters. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1186/2050-3385-1-9.
Woodley, Christa M., Wagner, Katie A., Bryson, Amanda J., & Eppard, Matthew B. Performance assessment of bi-directional knotless tissue-closure devices in juvenile Chinook salmon surgically implanted with acoustic transmitters. United States. doi:10.1186/2050-3385-1-9.
Woodley, Christa M., Wagner, Katie A., Bryson, Amanda J., and Eppard, Matthew B. Tue . "Performance assessment of bi-directional knotless tissue-closure devices in juvenile Chinook salmon surgically implanted with acoustic transmitters". United States. doi:10.1186/2050-3385-1-9.
@article{osti_1132722,
title = {Performance assessment of bi-directional knotless tissue-closure devices in juvenile Chinook salmon surgically implanted with acoustic transmitters},
author = {Woodley, Christa M. and Wagner, Katie A. and Bryson, Amanda J. and Eppard, Matthew B.},
abstractNote = {Acoustic transmitters used in survival and telemetry studies are often surgically implanted in fish. While this is a well-established method, it has the potential to affect health, behavior, and survival, thus affecting study results. Much research has been done to try to minimize the harmful effects caused by the transmitter and tagging process. In 2009, we first investigated the use of a bi-directional knotless (barbed) suture material in juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). We found that it resulted in higher tag retention than the simple interrupted suture pattern; however, the occurrence of ulceration and redness increased. The objective of this study was to refine the suturing patterns of the bi-directional knotless suture and retest suture performance in juvenile Chinook salmon. We tested the bi-directional suture using 3 different suture patterns and two needle types: 6-Point (12-mm needle circumference), Wide “N” (12-mm needle circumference), Wide “N” Knot 12 (12-mm needle circumference), and Wide “N” Knot 18 (18-mm needle circumference).},
doi = {10.1186/2050-3385-1-9},
journal = {Animal Biotelemetry, 1:Article No. 9},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {7}
}