A captive bolt device is used for safe and humane destruction of animals - from small pigs and calves to boars and bulls. A captive retracting 'bolt' is fired into the head, instead of a bullet. Different strength cartridges are used for different sized animals (see chart below). It is imperative that the correct charge is used for the animal being destroyed. The shot is discharged by pressure on the trigger mechanism. The correct point for entry of the bolt is between and slightly above the eyes. -->-->Activators: Calves up to 100kg - Green Calves up to 300kg - Yellow Calves up to 600kg - Blue Calves over 600kg - Red Horses - all weights - Yellow Sheep and Goats up to 35kg - Green Sheep and Goats over 35kg - Yellow Pigs up to 50kg - Green Pigs up to 100kg - Yellow Pigs up to 200kg - Blue Pigs over 200kg - Red -->-->Important Notice: Serious penalties apply for dealing with animals inhumanely. If in doubt about use of this device, discuss with your veterinarian. Death should be finally ascertained by checking there is no heartbeat, no breathing and no blink reflex. Be aware that for heavy bulls and horses, this is a stunning device only. Use must be followed by pithing to assure death. (If in doubt consult you veterinarian.) **Cleaning kit - Contains 25cm extension handle and two sizes of brush for cleaning gun barrel. ***Service kit - Contains a replacement for mainspring and rubber buffer.
The pithing rod is used as an alternative to bleeding-out of a slaughtered or stunned animal. Such measures are required practice after use of a captive bolt device on a large animal (bull or horse). Discuss with your veterinarian. Length 46cm o.a.