General information about the transmitter
There are two different transmitters. The red transmitter can only be used for one birth. The blue transmitter can be used several times. It is designed to transmit for 10 births. The pulse duration is 3 hours; the maximum lifespan is approx. 3 years.
At the end of the foaling season (but no more than once a year!) we will test your blue transmitter free of charge for any remaining available births, or remaining impulse time. Please pay for the postage to us; we will test your transmitter and pay the return postage.
Precautions and hints about the transmitter
Transmitters should be stored individually in bubble wrap in a cool place. The transmitter is particularly appetising for pets such as cats or dogs if it has previously been used for foaling and is still covered in amniotic fluid.
Clean the transmitter when necessary with a nailbrush under running water. The red transmitter can be used for one foaling only. The blue transmitter can be used several times. Both the red and the blue transmitters can be tested several times, provided the magnet is not removed from the magnet holder for longer than one minute each time. The countdown starts at zero at each test. Individual test activations are not added up together. The magnet should remain in the magnet holder during stitching.
Parts of the transmitter
- Red or blue casing
The casing protects the transmission unit from moisture. Never detach the casing or take it apart of your own accord!
- Fastening loops
The threads are first threaded through the loops. The transmitter is then attached to the left labia of the mare’s vulva. The stitches to attach the transmitter should go approx.4 cm deep into the labia.
- Magnet holder
Holds the trigger magnet in the transmitter casing. Push the magnet sideways into the transmitter. Never try to pull up the flap as this can cause it to break off; the transmitter then becomes useless.
- (Trigger) magnet
Removal of the magnet from the casing activates the transmitter and uses up the transmitter batteries.
- Magnet loop
The magnet is sewn in to the right side of the mare’s vulva using the loop. The stitches should go approx. 4 cm deep into the labia and be knotted three times.
- Battery indicator (only for the blue transmitter)
The red light flashes when the magnet is not in the holder. If the light flashes irregularly or not at all, the transmitter should be replaced, as the battery is flat. Please note: the red transmitter does not have a light.