In horses, the brain is situated high in the head. The ideal site for stunning is in the middle of the forehead. Take two imaginary lines drawn from the eyes to the opposite ears; stun the animal approximately 10mm above the point where they cross (Figure 14). The muzzle of the stunner should be tilted, if necessary, so that the bolt is directed through the upper brain towards the brainstem (Figure 15).

Figure 14: Stunning position - Horses Figure 15: Cross-section


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