We now have new, vivid orange FluroGlide sutures in stock from SilverGlide.

New from SilverGlide, FluroGlide™ is a super smooth, vivid orange, non-absorbable PVDF suture which provides outstanding contrast against all shades of skin, fur and hair.

  • Ultra High Visibility
  • Easy Handling
  • Non-absorable
  • Monofilament
  • Very low memory
  • Superior knot security (securely knots in THREE throws)
  • Totally inert and unwetted by blood

PVDF is a totally inert, flexible, strong-walled non absorbable monofilament suture material. It has relatively low memory and a pleasing elasticity (stretch) for a monofilament that is easy to tie and will secure a locked knot in just three throws.

Dr Trevor W. Hamilton, Director of Clyde Vet Group, explains the benefits of switching to Silverglide:

As part of a multi vet farm animal team based in Central Scotland, we have always performed quite a lot of farm animal surgery (especially cattle and sheep caesarians). We started to use polyglactin sutures rather than catgut over 15 years ago due to better clinical outcomes regarding post-operative fertility. We initially used this from a reel but when we were given the opportunity to try the Silverglide version with a swaged needle, I decided to give it a try despite being initially sceptical (as most older farm vets are). However, when I and the rest of my team tried Silverglide we were all very impressed with the ease of use, tying ability, and sharpness of needles.

The fact that it is swaged on is a godsend when in the middle of an operation at 2am, as you are not trying to thread a needle in the semi-dark! The bonus for us was that we realised that they actually worked out cheaper than our previous solution as we had less waste and no cassettes going out of date or perishing after opening. I also have a son who is a practising farm vet and he has converted the practices where he has worked to Silverglide after he brought it in for his own use and showed his colleagues the benefits. All in all, a positive advance for a practising farm vet.

Dr Trevor W. Hamilton Director, Clyde Vet Group, October 2023

Find out more about SilverGlide here


MerlinVet will be exhibiting at this year’s London Vet Show, which will be taking place 16th – 17th November 2023 at ExCeL in London at Stand P25. Once again, all parts of the Merlin business will be represented at our stand.

The event will feature talks and sessions covering small & large animal medicine, farm, equine and practice management, as well as innovations impacting on the industry. Be sure to swing by Stand P25 to meet the Merlin Team and speak to us about the following areas:

  • MerlinVet UK: offering a customised pharmaceutical service, importing pharmaceuticals and farm fertility equipment to UK vets, including the Pulsator V, the most advanced electronic bull ejaculator available, and the Ram E-JAC, a battery-operated self-contained electro-ejaculator designed for collecting semen from small ruminants, designed, developed, and delivered by MerlinVet.
  • MerlinVet Export: supplying veterinary medicines, equipment, and consumables globally, providing vets around the world with quality products of great value.
  • MerlinVet-cel: the country’s oldest veterinary buying group providing support for independent veterinary practices of all sizes across the UK and improving businesses’ profitability through competitive rebates and reduced administration costs.
  • MerlinSPS: providing simple subscription & health plan solutions.
  • MerlinSalus PAM: monitoring anaesthetic exposure in your workplace.

Also, make sure you speak to us about our extensive range of Special Import Products that other wholesalers are unable to source – this provides solutions to vets in times of stock shortages or when they require a specific medication, and the team can guide practices through the entire Special Import process. You can also speak to us about RelyneGI, providing natural gastric support for horses.

London Vet Show provides a brilliant opportunity for you to interact with our team in person – we can’t wait to meet you there and discuss the possibilities of working with Merlin.

Cornhole Competition

We will be hosting a competition at our stand this year to win £500 of vouchers to spend where you so desire. And how do you win? Through our cornhole game of course. We will have both the Merlin & Relyne boards at our stand, where not only can you win the grand prize, but there will be opportunities to pick up the H20 hit of LVS 2022, our Merlin-branded water bottles, which will be making a return, this time with a new design!

Meet Us at LVS

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