Skin Incisions Closure with N-Butyl Cyanoacrylate and Nylon Sutures in Sahel Bucks

Mutah AA, Mana HP, Yoksa DT, Haruna AA, Laku D and Bokko PB

Published on: 2023-12-23


The search for a suitable surgical incision closure material that will enhance a faster healing rate, minimal complications, and a satisfactory esthetic appearance has been a challenge since time immemorial. Conventional sutures have, over the years, offered varying healing rates and appearances, resulting in a less satisfied cosmetic appearance. N-butyl cyanoacrylate and nylon sutures were used for skin incision closure in ten (10) sahel goats (bucks) randomly grouped into two (5 goats each), A (N-butyl Cyanoacrylate) and B (Nylon). Following standard pre-surgical assessment, sedation, and local anesthesia, 5cm left flank skin incisions were made and closed using N-butyl cyanoacrylate and nylon for groups A and B. Healing rates were grossly and histologically observed, scored, and recorded for a period of 13 days using various indices. The gross and histological advantages offered by N-butyl cyanoacrylate outweighed those of nylon suture material.