• Ultima modifica May 15, 2024


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Veterinary practice is just as complex and diverse as other healthcare and medical professions. Every day, “animal doctors” encounter a wide range of complex situations and tasks that demand constant attention, precision and hygiene. Whether it’s routine check-ups or administering therapies, veterinarians and technicians at animal healthcare clinics require personal protective equipment and appropriate tools to ensure the safety of both staff and “patients.”


Professional gloves play a crucial role in this multifaceted context and must be carefully selected to meet the unique demands of a profession that bears similarities with healthcare services provided to humans.


The complex nature of the work performed by veterinarians and veterinary technicians and the importance of using professional gloves


As mentioned, veterinarians and veterinary technicians have numerous responsibilities such as check-ups, diagnosing illnesses, handling emergencies and looking after hospitalised animals. These tasks often require administering treatments, which involves frequent contact with body fluids, chemical substances and medical instruments.


This wide range of tasks couldn’t be performed safely without the use of professional gloves, which not only minimise contamination and thus the spread of harmful micro-organisms between patients but also protect staff from occupations hazards.


Veterinary gloves serve as an essential protective barrier against pathogens, chemicals, allergens and other potential sources of contamination found in the workplace. They also prevent the transmission of zoonotic diseases between animals and operators, ultimately benefiting the health of both parties.


What features should veterinary gloves have?


Professional veterinary gloves are categorised as personal protective equipment (PPE) and are specifically designed and manufactured to meet the unique demands of the veterinary health profession. They must possess several key features, including:

  • Resistance to tearing and breaking: veterinary gloves should be made of strong and durable materials capable of protecting the hands during delicate and intricate tasks, such as surgery and handling animals of different sizes and species.
  • Tactile sensitivity: professional gloves must maintain excellent tactile sensitivity to allow veterinarians to handle instruments and devices with precision during medical procedures and to help them make accurate diagnoses during animal examinations.
  • Comfort and fit: veterinary gloves should fit comfortably on the hands of operators, allowing them to work freely without restriction. They should also provide optimal comfort even when worn for extended periods of time.
  • Resistance to chemical agents: since veterinarians often come into contact with various chemical and medical substances, their work gloves should be resistant to the most common agents used in veterinary practice and provide excellent hand protection.
  • Hypoallergenic properties: veterinary gloves, like any other work gloves, should be made of hypoallergenic materials to reduce the risk of allergic reactions in both operators and the animals being treated.

Advantages of wearing high-quality veterinary gloves


Using high-quality professional gloves in veterinary practice offers numerous objective advantages for both operators and animals.


This PPE not only reduces the risk of contamination from pathogens in the work environment, thus protecting health, but also ensures safety during procedures. The resistance and tactile sensitivity of these gloves enable veterinarians to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in a precise and protected manner.


Furthermore, the use of professional veterinary gloves helps to maintain high standards of hygiene during daily activities, thereby reducing the risk of infection and disease. Additionally, well-designed and comfortable veterinary gloves improve the comfort of operators during long shifts, promoting concentration and reducing distractions caused by discomfort often associated with ineffective PEE.

This is why it is important to invest in quality gloves to guarantee high safety and hygiene standards in veterinary practice.


Veterinary gloves: the quality of Reflexx’s proposal


For veterinariansReflexx recommends using professional disposable gloves specially designed for the medical and healthcare industries.


We have developed professional disposable gloves that are also suitable for veterinary clinics, ensuring high safety standards for both operators and animals. Our gloves comply with the European Regulations for Medical Devices and PPE, boasting high quality and durability, even in thinner versions. However, we also offer thicker gloves, which are particularly recommended for laboratory tasks and first-aid procedures.


Reflexx uses a variety of materials to manufacture its veterinary gloves, including natural latexnitrile (known for its high chemical and mechanical resistance) and vinyl/polyethylene.


We pay special attention to the comfort and biocompatibility of our gloves, especially for those who wear them for long periods of time.


Discover our complete range of disposable medical gloves suitable for veterinary use on our dedicated page, or contact our professionals for advice on the best product for your specific needs.

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