AN attended delivery will allow the breeder time to detect any problems during the birth, or immediately after, which can greatly increase the chances of a healthy foal and mare.

Foaling alarms are designed to notify the person responsible that the mare is in labour. The are a range of different devices on the market, but they all have the same basic principle – when the mare goes into labour, a signal is transmitted from the device to a receiver that either sounds an alarm or calls a telephone number.