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Animal science students practice suturing

Contributed news from Nevada High School

Nevada High School animal science students recently studied a unit on principles of surgery and injections. The unit included stages of tissue healing, sterilization, autoclaving and suture patterns. Injection study included needle gauges, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, mandated withdrawal time and where injections can be given on the animal.

Nevada High School animal science student Eleanor Elliott-Rude practices suturing with a taper-point serpentine needle. Simulated laceration trauma wounds were created using bananas.