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Cattle welfare
Illegality of electrical cattle immobilisers
  1. Sophia Hepple
  1. Animal Welfare Team, Defra, Area 5D, Nobel House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3 JR
  1. e-mail: sophia.hepple{at}

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THIS letter is intended to remind veterinary colleagues about the illegality of electrical cattle immobilisers. It would be appreciated if they could inform farmers and colleagues of this. UK internet forums have alluded to their use within the UK and adverts for these devices, including UK suppliers, have been identified.

Electroimmobilisation is the use of an electrical current (frequencies applied will vary) …

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