FoalApp (Australia)

FoalApp (Australia)

A Foaling Alarm on your Smart Phone: Smart phones include the sensor required to identify when a mare is in the foaling position (laying down on her side) and can communicate with other smart phones via the mobile network and Wi-Fi. Foal App utilises this sensor, creating a foaling alarm on a smart phone. A phone is attached to your mare’s halter in a specially designed protective pouch, and using Foal App, will send an alarm to your phone if she lays down.

This alarm includes a live video stream from the phone on your mare, so you can see what she is doing and hear her as well. This eliminates the need to physically check on your mare in case of “false alarms” (if your mare lays down when she is not in labour). Foal App also allows you on-demand access to the video streaming from the mare’s phone at anytime. Multiple mares can be monitored on your phone, and multiple people can receive alerts from a mare.

About us:We are a family of horse lovers living in West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. We have always been involved in horses, particularly in show jumping and dressage. We run a horse agistment business, as well as compete and breed our own performance horses.

The idea of Foal App came to us after foaling down some of our own mares, using the common foaling alarms that are available for hire. We found the technology to be dated and difficult to use… so we took on the challenge to provide horse breeders, all over the world, with an innovative alternative!

A smart phone seemed like a simple solution to some of the issues we had found with conventional foaling alarms. This was because it already contained the same technology – accelerometer – as a traditional foaling alarm. Smart phones also include additional features of a readymade connection to the mobile network or Wi-Fi, as well as camera and audio which can be utilised to further monitor mares from a remote phone at any time.

We are very proud of what we have achieved in the development of this foaling alarm, and we hope that horse breeders the world over find it beneficial during their foaling seasons.