I was hoping for some advice concerning cyanoacrylate tissue adhesives.
I am currently working in Cuc Phuong national park, turtle conservation center in Vietnam as a veterinary volunteer.
We are planning to PIT tag 220 Mauremys annamensis semi-aquatic turtles for transfer to a release center in central vietnam.
I am unsure about which tissue adhesive to use to close the skin after implantation of the microchip. We need to order the product from the USA as not available here in Vietnam, and we are also concerned about the cost as of course this is a conservation center and therefore has limited funds, the PIT tags have been donated.
I have read extensively about tissumend II, 3M vetbond, Nexaband SC, durmabond etc... but cannot access info specifically concerning chelonia skin.
Individual doses will not be very cost effective, how much glue will be needed to close 220 or more microchip incision sites? how many animals can be treated with 3ml or 1,5 ml vials? containers?
Could anyone offer some more specific advice, as the ordering of these products is urgent.
If anyone has access to a good diagram showing the exact implant location site in the left hind limb it would be very much appreciated.
thanks in advance, hoping that this post in in the right place.
Dr Katherine Morgan