Consumable of the month

Do you order laboratory consumable items from us online or via our order form?  If you need just one blood tube or swab, or enough for a herd, we’ve got you covered.

Our featured consumable item this month is blood film spreader slides. So if you really feel like upping your blood smear quality, this might just be the tool for you!

So what is a spreader slide?  These slides are narrower than the smear slide to avoid spreading the cells over the edge of the slide.  They are also slightly thicker so do not break as easily.

We recommend you keep your spreader slide with the working end in a small container of water.  This will ensure it is free from blood and ready to use (after drying off).

These slides can be found in the “General lab supplies” area of our online shop and are sold individually.  If you would like to be in to win a couple of these, make sure you stay tuned to our Facebook page and enter the giveaway this month.

For more information on how to make the perfect blood film, head to the USEFUL FORMS & INFO section on our website under Veterinary Info, and download a copy of our blood film preparation guide.