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Use of a Rat Model to Study Ventral Abdominal Hernia Repair Mark A. Suckow1, Felicia D. Duke Boynton2, Chad Johnson3 1Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota, 2Research Animal Resources, University of Minnesota, 3Cook Biotech, Inc. This manuscript describes methods associated with creation and repair of a ventral abdominal wall defect (hernia). This model can be used to study repair strategies such as those that use implanted materials. In this manuscript, repair of the experimental hernia with porcine small intestinal submucosa is presented as an example.