EPA Science Inventory

AN IMPROVED PORTABLE SURGICAL TABLE FOR THE FIELD AND LABORATORY

Citation:

LaVigne, H. R. AN IMPROVED PORTABLE SURGICAL TABLE FOR THE FIELD AND LABORATORY. NORTH AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FISHERIES MANAGEMENT. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD, 22:571-572, (2002).

Description:

I substantially modified a portable surgical table design by Courtois (1981) to increase its durability and utility. The new design incorporated durable plastic components, a nonskid neoprene surgery surface, and surgical tool bins. The system was used to implant fish and amphibians with internal radio tags and was tested with adult largescale suckers Catostomus macrocheilus and bullfrogs Rana catesbeiana. This easy-to-build table may appeal to a diverse group of aquatic researchers.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 05/01/2002
Completion Date: 05/01/2002
Record Last Revised: 12/20/2006
Record Created: 12/08/2004
Record Released: 12/08/2004
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 105475

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LAB

WESTERN ECOLOGY DIVISION

REGIONAL ECOLOGY BRANCH