Which animals are easy to keep and which are difficult?
Horses, cattle, pigs, dogs, cats and other pets are "easier to keep".
Normal energisers are more than adequate for these. These animals are generally used to electric fences, have short hair and therefore feel the shock pulse very clearly. The minimum effective voltage for the fence should not, however, go below2000 volts (3000 V is better) – these animals tend to escape otherwise.
Free-roaming wild animals, but also sheep, goats and poultry are "more difficult to keep".
High-performance energisers are required for these. These animals are not generally used to electric fences and also have thick hair or fur which significantly reduces their sensitively to electric shocks. In this case, a high-voltage electric fence is required to provide the necessary safety. This voltage should not be less than 4000 volts.
we have already put together some energisers and suitable accessories for various types of animal under "Type of animal".