What are disturbances on electric fences?
A disturbance is when somewhere along the fence a connection between the conducting material and the ground has been made. This completes the circuit of your electric fence system without an animal touching it.
This can happen where, for example, insulators or posts are faulty or there is overgrowth, bushes, grass or similar in contact with the fence.
The current flowing at these points reduces the protective current in the fence. This means the strength of the electric shock is potentially no longer strong enough when one of your animals touches the fence. Take care to ensure that your fence remains free from any disturbances and make regular checks of your electric fence system.
An example of an incorrectly installed electric fence is shown here: