Complete Foaling Alarm System (Radio Version)
Complete Foaling Alarm System (Radio Version)
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- Fixed receiver - With sleep mode - Equipped with colic alarm - Anti-roll grith included
Birth Alarm Complete Foaling Alarm System (Radio Version)
Birth Alarm Classic: the reliable birth alarm system for horses
The classic Birth Alarm has been known for its high reliability for many years. The easy-to-install system can simply be attached to the anti-roll grith.
Owners of a pregnant mare wants to be there when the foal is born. Foals are usually born at night, but it is still difficult to predict exactly when the birth will happen. Therefore, it is important that you are warned at the right time.
When the contractions start, the mare lies flat on her side. In this position she can better absorb the contractions. After exactly 7.6 seconds in the side position, the birth alarm is triggered. It generates an alarm signal and ensures that you can be present at the birth of the foal in any case.
The Birth Alarm Classic consists of a transmitter and a fixed receiver. This fixed receiver guarantees a high level of reliability, as it means that you are not dependent on the battery level of your mobile phone. This foal birth alarm has a range of 500 m and can be extended with an analogue GSM selector if desired.
About 15% of all pregnant mares sleep flat on their side and are therefore an exception. For these mares, the Birth Alarm Classic has a special function - sleep mode. This signals the beginning of the birth under all circumstances.
However, you can also use the Birth Alarm Classic as a warning device to protect your horse's health. For example, if your horse or pony suffers a severe colic attack and is in the critical lateral position for more than 3 seconds during this convulsion, an alarm is automatically triggered at the receiver. This will definitely alert you if your horse's health is at risk!
The advantages of the Birth Alarm Classic:
- High reliability due to fixed receiver
- Attached tot he anti-roll grith
- With sleep mode
- Can be extended with a GSM dialer
- Possibility of additional transmitters (without transmitter monitoring)
- With colic alarm
- Including waist belt (1.25 m)
The receiver is fitted with two push buttons that allow you to select one of 3 settings. A Green light indicates the setting selected.
The settings are:
- For mares which rest in the normal way select setting 4a.
As soon as the birth begins and the contractions start, the mare will lie down completely flat. The transmitter installed on the anti-roll bar, will now be in a vertical position and the system will be activated. Light 2 on the receiver comes on to indicate that the receiver has recorded the signal. Then (after 7.6 seconds) the alarm will sound. Light 3 will come on at the same time as the alarm sounds.
After the alarm is over (it lasts +- 2 minutes) light 3 will flash. This means that you can always check whether or not there has been an alarm.
If there is (or has been) an alarm, the receiver should be reset so as to be ready for the next alarm.
- For mares which rest horizontally select setting 4b.
A small percentage (around 15% - 20%) of mares rest or sleep completely flat on their side, using setting 4a you would get a false alarm in this case. Birth Alarm has developed a special 'sleep mode' for this group: you can use this mode if you notice that you are getting false alarms in the normal mode 4a because the mare is resting horizontally. Press button 4 until the light for setting 4b comes on.
The system then works as follows: Your horse is resting flat on her side and since you have set the receiver to mode 4b, the alarm does not go off. If the mare gets a contraction, (within three minutes after lying down in that position), she will have rest at the end of the contraction and therefore, she will have to leave her resting position (flat on her side).
As soon as the transmitter registers this movement the alarm will go off - within 1 second.
If you're not certain whether your mare belongs to this exceptional group or not, test Birth Alarm on your mare: if there are a lot of false alarms, switch over from setting 4a to setting 4b. For mares who are restless in their sleep (when the receiver is in setting 4b), there is a higher risk of false alarms.
- To use Birth Alarm as a warning for colic use setting 4c.
Colic Guard. You can also use Birth Alarm as a warning system for horses suffering from colic. The system will work as follows:
If your horse or pony gets a severe attack of colic and lies down flat on the ground for more than 2 seconds, the alarm will sound.
Birth Alarm is an extremely reliable alarm system for monitoring foal births and colic. Birth Alarm is supplied with a 1 year guarantee.
Please follow this link for more information on How the 'Birth Alarm' Foaling System Works.
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