Is your mare about to foal ?
Find out with a foaling predictor
Easy to use
time of foaling by testing a small sample of your mares milk.
Foaling Predictor kit $75.00
NEW: Now includes a bonus test kit
to help fine tune foaling prediction even further. Comes with 50
tests in each bottle.
now to place your order Ph: (03) 5342-2206 or order and pay with credit
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Replacement bottles of test strips. $55.00 (2 x bottles of 50ea)
Foaling Predictor kit
Predicts when your mare is likely to foal
One of the most stressful things about foaling is the nightly
vigils to check your expectant mare, especially when you have to work the
next day. I think anyone who has been in contact with foaling mares would
know the story of 'My mare waxed up today, she should foal very soon'. Two
weeks later your walking around like a zombie with blood shot eyes saying,
she'll foal any day now.
50 simple milk tests that can save you allot of sleepless
nights and improve the chances of being there when your foal is born.
Foaling Predictor test kit comes with.1 Collection cup,
1 mixing tube, 2 syringes for measuring, 2 x bottles of 50 test strips, Instruction sheet, 1 Record keeping
PLEASE NOTE: You will need to get distilled or demineralized water from the laundry section of your local supermarket.
How it works
How they work is simple, you take a small sample of your
mares milk and mix it with distilled water. Dip a test pad into the mixture,
the pad will change colour. You then match the pads colour to the six coloured
squares on the chart.
Start testing 3 weeks before your mares due date or if you
do not know the due date, then start testing when your mare is showing signs
of bagging up or is producing enough milk for you to take a sample.
Test once per day (evening is best) until you reach the
4th coloured square, then start testing twice daily (morning and night).
If you get a match to any of the first 3 squares, statistically
there is a 98% probability that your mare will not foal in the next
24 hours, so it is highly unlikely your foal will appear any time soon,
so you can get some sleep.
If your pad matches the 4th square you are getting closer
but still unlikely that there will be a foal in the next 24 hours.
If the pad is getting very close to, or has reached the
5th square, your foal should arrive any time within the next 72 hours. More
than 90% of mares will foal within 24 hours once you reach the 5th square.
If you get to the last square (most mares foal before you
get to the last square), I wouldn't go too far away, as your likely to go
make coffee and come back to find a foal.
While the tests work very well, they are meant as an aid
to good horse husbandry and careful physical observations of your mare.
They can help, give you a indication of when your mare may
foal, but they do not work for 100% of mares.
Approximately 3% of mares can give false readings or no
reading at all.
Maiden mares seem to be the most unpredictable. Tests may
also not work properly on mares with a severe nutritional imbalance or are
If for any reason you think there is something wrong, your
mare may be having trouble foaling or has gone past her due date, seek veterinary
advice right away.
Test pads must be stored at a constant room temperature,
open the bottle only when necessary and keep cap on tight between uses.
Shelf life of test strips. 12 months to 2 years
Replacement distilled water can be purchased through us
or is available at your local super market.
Foaling prediction tests are a fantastic aid to any breeders
foaling kit and can be a great cure for lack of sleep during foaling season.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact
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