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Fig. 4 | Animal Biotelemetry

Fig. 4

From: Best practice recommendations for the use of fully implanted telemetry devices in pinnipeds

Fig. 4

Abdominal implantation surgery is being conducted under standard, aseptic procedures utilizing sterile instruments, surgical garb and isoflurane gas for general anesthesia. A harbor seal is placed on an insulated, elevated table in dorsal recumbency and the surgical area covered in a sterile, fenestrated drape. Positive pressure mechanical ventilation is used in a partial rebreathing circuit. The portable surgical unit is heated. The surgical team consists of a veterinary surgeon, a sterile assistant and a non-sterile anesthetist (© Markus Horning, pursuant to NMFS permit no. 19309, AUP A/NW2016-1)

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