Swann-Morton manufacture a range of carbon or stainless steel sterile surgical blades ideally suited for veterinary surgery.

Swann-Morton Veterinary Range.

Small Animals

Orthopaedics - No.15, No.20

General Endoscopy - No.15

Soft Tissue - No.15, No.15C, No.20

Neurosurgery - No.15, No.20

Hip and Elbow Dysplasia - No.15, No.20

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injuries - No.11, No.11P, No.15, No.20

Meniscectomy - No.11, No.11P

Bone Fractures and Muscle Diseases - No.15, No.20

Large Animals

Skin Incisions - No.22

Soft Tissue - No.20

Specialist Applications

Animal Pathology - PM40 Post Morton Range


Vaginal Surgery (Horses) - 3L, 4L Handles

Rectro Vaginal Hernias (Horses) - 3L, 4L Handles

Arthroscopy/ Tenoscopy - SM63, 64, 67, 68 and 69

Fine Dissection/ Skin grafting - No.15

Skin Incisions - No.10, No.24

Arthroscopy/ Tenoscopy

As explained by Associate Professor Dr. Denis Verwilghen,DVM,MSc,PhD,DES,Dipl ECVS, from the University of Copenhagen who specialises in Equine surgery, a bespoke 20 cm long handle provides a secure anchoring for precision blades of the types commonly used use during equine arthroscopic, tenoscopic and bursoscopic procedures, namely SM63 / 64 / 67 / 68 / 69.

The grip of the handle is located on the outer end whilst the blade fitment end remains smooth in order to minimize trauma to the instrument skin portal. This handle combined with the most specific blade can easily be used for different procedures, amongst which:

  • Creating access through the distal reflection of the digital flexor tendon sheath and the palmar surface of the T ligament for accessing the navicular bursa.
  • Dissection of osteochondral fragments embedded in fibrous tissue as is the case in for example plantar fetlock osteochondral fragmentation.
  • Annular ligament transection during digital flexor sheath tenoscopy.
  • Tenoscopic transection of the proximal check ligament (accessory ligament of the superficial digital flexor tendon) within the carpal sheath.

Image © Dr. Denis Verwilghen

News & Exhibitions


5th March 2020

Vets North Cancelled until July 2021

The Vets North show due to be held between the 8th-9th July 2020 at Haydock Park Racecourse has been cancelled until early July 2021.

Swann-Morton at Vets North

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Guide Dogs for the Blind

Swann-Morton's employees have a tradition of raising funds to buy Guide Dogs for the Blind. This is "Morton" the latest member of the family and is currently reaching the end of his training before going out into the community.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

For further information see the Guide Dogs for the Blind website.

Morton the Guide Dog