Ozfarmer Cattle Prodder Battery Charged Cattle Prod Animal Deterrent Protection
- Model: 213932
A very handy prodder with a high power output of around 4000 V. Perfect to have on hand when moving cattle as it fits well into most pockets.
Also works well when working in close proximity with smaller animals such as goats, sheep and alpacas.
For use on animals only and not on humans. This is not a taser.
Powered by 4 AA batteries.
An excellent feature is the thumb-operated On/Off switch.
Weight only 275gm and includes a wrist lanyard to help prevent losing it.
Item will not be left without a signature.
The amperage is something we are not supplied with from the manufacturers but the voltage instead. It is hard to test the exact amperage from a prodder, but it is known they have a high voltage output and very low amps which is similar to that of an electric fence. Anything that touches the electric current from a prodder receives a high-voltage, low current shock which is not enough to cause serious harm or death but a fairly painful shock.
Please check with your local state or territory regarding any restrictions on the use of prodders. We do not recommend their use on horses even if it is legal in your area.
There are alternative ways to encourage horses to keep moving in a particular direction including:
- using flappers, backing boards, canes with flags attached, or the hand, arm or body of the stock handler
- minimising distractions that may cause a horse to baulk or turn back
- considering the configuration of collecting areas, races and ramps to make movement easy and minimise stress. The use of wider races (compared to those used for cattle) with smooth open corners and no obstacles (including flapping hessian/plastic, etc.) will facilitate easier movement and loading of horses.