Colic Surgery Closures: Sutures or Staples? (AAEP 2010)

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Customarily, veterinarians close the intestinal wall following colic surgery in horses using either sutures or staples. But which is best? According to Julie Rosser, DVM, it's a tie: Staples are just as effective as the traditional method of hand-sewing the intestine closed with suture material in one common colic surgery procedure.

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