Hi Everyone- I am working on my chicken medical kit and I am purchasing some suturing materials for emergencies. I am running into problems deciding on exactly what type of sutures I should get. I would get catgut, but experience has taught me that catgut has a limited shelf life, and frequently is unusable (weak and brittle) by the time it's needed. What material do folks keep on hand for stitching wounds? I am also curious about what gauge material I should purchase. I want stitching material with enough tensile strength, but not have the gauge be so big as to cause problems. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.