Foaling Alarms? - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 01-15-2014, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Coastal Maine
Posts: 695
• Horses: 1
Foaling Alarms?

So a friend of mine went to Char-O-Lot Ranch last week, he is big into Appies. He said they have this "foaling alarm" system where there are 2 magnets inside of the mare's vagina. When she starts to foal, the magnets separate, and send a signal to the cell phones of the farm employees. he actually witnessed a birth, and the alarm happening. Everyone drops what they are doing and run to the barn.

I have never heard of such a thing, but it is GENIUS!

Anyone know anything about the process? Is it healthy?
Strawberry4Me is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 01-15-2014, 12:54 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,126
• Horses: 2
I have never heard of that. I'm going to tell my BO about it, she breeds horses and may find it useful.

Though I wonder how you insert magnets into a horses vagina, and how expensive that procedure even is. It sounds pricy.

EQUUS KEEPUS BROKUS
Drifting is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 01-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 9,922
• Horses: 11
foalert

I've looked into this system and while I love the idea and the freedom it offers, I found that for the small breeder (2 foals every year or so), it just wasn't cost effective. The components are just a little too pricey for me.

It's totally safe and healthy, and you can sew the components into the mare yourself or have the vet do it, it's not difficult. It works really well.

Dreamcatcher Arabians is online now  
post #4 of 5 Old 01-15-2014, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Coastal Maine
Posts: 695
• Horses: 1
Wow, that is incredible! Someone spent some time of that idea, and it's so smart. So it doesn't actually go to the cell phone, it goes through a transmitter?


Is there anyone on here that's used one?
Strawberry4Me is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 01-15-2014, 07:39 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 9,922
• Horses: 11
There's an autodialer that's part of the package. When it's time, it dials a list of programmed numbers and gives a message. It also sets off an alarm. It's really a fabulous thing. I don't use it, but I know a couple of big breeders who do and they haven't missed a single foaling since they bought the system.

Dreamcatcher Arabians is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to foaling.............. Reckyroo Horse Breeding 13 02-07-2013 04:27 PM
Foaling - what do you do? rbarlo32 Horse Breeding 13 01-07-2011 09:52 PM
Foaling Q's Indyhorse Horse Breeding 221 04-09-2010 08:48 PM
foaling NOW! westonsma Horse Breeding 3 04-03-2010 10:28 PM
Foaling alarms anders66 Horse Breeding 0 01-29-2010 11:21 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome