Mervyn’s Nose Tongs

Mervyn shows the group his Bull-holders, also known as bull-tongs or nose-tongs. Designed to assist the handler to control a cow with minimal risk of injury or disruption by exerting stress on one of the most sensitive parts of the animal, the nose. They have a pliers action and are used for short periods on grown cattle when they are being mouthed or drenched. The thumb and forefinger may also used in this way on smaller animals.