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

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


25th May 2021

Vets North Cancelled

The Vets North show will now be held in March 2022 at Haydock Park Racecourse after been postponed for a second time due to  immense work pressures amongst the profession which may have impacted negatively on visitor numbers.

Vets North to go ahead in September

News Articles

22nd February 2021

BladeFlask EVO on the horizon.

Coming soon to the UK market and available through Swann-Morton is the "NEW" Qlicksmart BladeFlask EVO which can accommodate even more types of scalpel handles and blades including large autopsy scalpels, thick and round handles, even hexagonal shaped versions - giving you greater freedom in using any scalpel you want. It is so simple to use with just one hand. Embrace safety with the new standard in scalpel blade removals.

BladeFlask EVO on the horizon.

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