First Skin Incision
Video Transcript:
Now get ready to repeat the incision procedures, this time through the abdominal muscle.
Again, you will find it easier to begin the vertical incision by lifting the muscle layer with the forceps and making a small cut with the scalpel. Then, use the scissors to continue the incision all the way to the chin. When you get to the front legs, turn the scissors blades sideways to cut through the bones and avoid damaging the heart.

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