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Why is milk testing important?


Pre-foaling milk and can give us crucial information in determining how far out your mare is from foaling through electrolyte and chemical changes in the secretions.




What is mare demeanor and appearance, why is this important?


As the mare gets closer to foaling her demeanor and appearance will change, we have provided the foaling readiness check as a handy tool to help you track those subtle but critical changes in mare demeanor and appearance.




What time of day should I do milk testing?


Any time of the day is sufficient but we recommend in the evening once per day, as she gets closer you can test once or twice a day.




How do you check tailhead tone?


Gently feel the muscles and ligaments on either side of her tail head. Rate on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being the furthest away from foaling and 5 being closest to foaling (please write one number in chart)

  1. Ligaments surrounding tail are firm, very slight give when poked
  2. Looser feeling of the muscles but still tightly bound upon touch
  3. Less elasticity and more give/ movement to the muscles
  4. Very loose with almost no restriction of the muscle tightness
  5. Jell-O-like feeling to the touch, little to no firmness of this area




How do I safely collect a milk sample from my mare?


Video coming soon!




How do I dilute a milk sample?


Use 1 mL of milk and mix with 6 mL of distilled water. In a clean vial This is now a diluted milk sample. Video to come soon!




How do I connnect my device to the Foalpoint App with my smart phone?


Video coming soon!




How do I assess vulva appearance?


Rate on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being furthest from possible foaling, 5 being closest (only write one number in chart)

1. Not at all relaxed, obvious wrinkling of vulvar lips and pressed fairly tightly together, light pink coloring of vulva (leftmost)

2. Vulva mainly stiff and formed, but fewer visible wrinkles, slightly darker pink coloration (second from the left)

3. slightly More open and elongated, with small separation and more softness of vulvar lips (second from the right)

4. Little to no wrinkling on sides of vulva, appearing soft and loose, and slightly enlarged (rightmost)

5. Dark pink or red interior of vulva is visible, elongated to the point of almost double normal size, bulging and appearing smoother size 1 size 2 size 3 size 4




How do I measure udder tone?


Gently feel the mare’s udder to determine the score and please write one number in the chart for that day’s measurement.

1. Edema is present in the L or R side or both sides (circle). Udder is firm to the touch and may display lumpiness or an uneven feel.

2. Either the L or R sides or both sides (circle) of the udder are soft and deflated feeling with little to no form and teats do not protrude

3. Udder feels soft, puffy and fuller, and the teats feel fuller than normal

4. Veins are clearly visible on or around the udder and it feels very full, with the teats protruding extensively from the udder.

5. Udder is hot and painful to the touch




How do I assess udder size?


Using a scale of 1 to 3, with 1 being a small udder with small or inverted teats (left), 2 beng a medium udder (middle) and 3 being large size full udder with teats points out (right). size 1 size 2 size 3





FoalPoint Breeding

What is the Tease Score scale?


Teasing Score Behavior 1- Diestrus- obvious hostility to stallion; ears back, striking, biting, squealing 2- Indifference, passive behavior 3- Slight interest in teaser, may urinate with winking 4- Obvious interest in teaser, urination and winking 5- Strong interest in teaser, frequent urination, winking and squatting




What is the Body Condition Score scale?


Using the Henneke System, body condition is scored as follows;




What does Latest Metrics mean?


On each mare profile, you will see the “Latest Metrics” bar. If you click on this bar, it will drop open into a snapshot view of your mare’s latest reproductive information whether she is open or in foal. This provides you with a quick overview of where your mare currently is in the breeding cycle.

This information is obtained from the reports you have entered for her so that you can instantly look to see the results of your mares last exam.

If your mare is open, you will see her latest Edema Grade, Cervical Tone and Uterine Tone along with the sizes or her follicles.

If your mare is in foal, you will see who she is in foal to, the state of her last fetal monitoring her Edema Grade and Cervical Tone along with her current gestation day, average gestation length and furthermore, her average gestation length depending on the sex of the foal she is carrying.





Getting Started

How do I change my password?


Log into your FoalPoint Account 1.) Click on "Settings" on the left hand menu 2.) Then hover over your mouse over the personal information section and scroll down. At the bottom you will find "Update Password" 3.) In the "Update Password" you can change your password to something new and hard to guess. Then press Update.




How do I update my farm's name and location


Log in to your FoalPoint Account 1.) Click on “Settings” on the left hand menu 2.) On the right hand side you can update you farm information 3.) Press Update once finished




How do I receive notifications?


Log in to your FoalPoint Account 1.) Click on “Settings” in the left-hand menu followed by “Profile” 2.) Scroll to the bottom where you will find “Notification Settings” 3.) Choose to turn on your notifications through your email or mobile device and click update!




How do I view the notifications I've received?


Easy! Click “Notifications” on the left-hand menu




How do I change my payment information?


When you are logged into your FoalPoint account, click on “Settings” in the left-hand menu followed by “Update Billing”

Here you will be able to change your billing address and update credit card information




How do I redeem my discount coupon?


1.) Click on settings in the left-hand menu followed by “Update Billing”

2.) Scroll down to find “Redeem Coupon”

3.) Enter your given coupon code and click “Redeem”




How do I change my subscription?


1.) Click on “Settings" in the left-hand menu followed by “Subscription”

2.) Select the plan you wish to change to and click “Switch”




How do I cancel my subscription?


Click on “settings in the left-hand menu followed by “Subscription”

At the bottom of your screen, you will find a button that says "Cancel Subscription"




How do I edit my mare's information?


Select the mare you wish to edit and click the “Update Horse” button along the top of her profile. Here you will be able to edit all information about your mare including her profile picture, resident farm and veterinarian.




How do I change my mare's profile picture?


Select the mare you wish to edit and click the “Update Horse” button along the top of her profile. The "upload" button underneath her current profile picture will allow you to choose another.

On FoalPoint Mobile, click on the paintbrush underneath your mare's profile picture when you are on her profile. You will have the option to upload a picture from your photo library or take a picture with your camera.





Herd Health

How do I record Herd Health activities?


1.) Select the mare you would like to perform an activity with

2.) Click the “Add Record” button along the top of her profile

3.) A menu of options will appear where you can select “Herd Health”




What are the Herd Health categories?


When you select to record your horse's herd health, a form will appear with three Herd Health categories 1.) Vitals 2.) General Information 3.) Routine Records You can choose to fill out one, two or all three parts of your Herd Health form depending on your needs by clicking the toggle for each one to change from "no" to "yes"




Herd Health: Vitals


To fill out information about your horse's vitals, click on the "Vitals" toggle on the Herd Health form. This toggle with change from "no" to "yes" and a form will drop down. This is where you will be able to record information such as temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate etc. If this is all you need to record for your horse in Herd Health at the moment, click "Submit" at the bottom and your Herd Health report will be saved.




Herd Health: General Information


To fill out general information about your horse's health, click the "General Information" toggle on your Herd Health form. This toggle will change from "no" to "yes" and a form will drop down. This is where you will be able to record information such as attitude, appetite, water intake, urine and manure output, hoof temperature, abdominal sounds and colic pain level. If this is all you need to record for your horse in Herd Health at the moment, click "Submit" at the bottom of the form and your Herd Health report will be saved.




Herd Health: Routine Records


To fill out routine information about your horse's health, click the "Routine Records" toggle on your Herd Health form. This toggle will change from "no" to "yes" and a form will drop down. This is where you will be able to record information such as vaccinations, deworming, diet, bloodwork, dental work and injuries. If this is all you need to record for your horse in Herd Health at the moment, click "Submit" at the bottom of the form and your Herd Health report will be saved.





Records & Reports

How do I record when my mare has foaled?


1.) Select the mare who has foaled and click the “Add Record” button along the top of her profile

2.) A menu of options will appear where you can select “Foaling Records” and fill out the appropriate report

3.) When you are finished filling out the form, click "Submit" at the bottom and your report will be saved




How do I make my own, customized report for my mare?


1.) Select the mare you wish to make a report for and click the “Add Record” button along the top of her profile

2.) A menu of options will appear where you can select “Custom Report”

3.) Enter the title, date and time, add a description, and any associated costs

4.) Click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form and your Custom Report will be saved to your mare's records




How do I record my mare's tease score?


1.) Select the mare you are teasing and click the “Add Record” button along the top of her profile

2.) A menu of options will appear, select “Reproductive Assessment” followed by “Tease Score”

3.) On this form you can select the date and time and record her score on a scale from 1-5

4.) When you are finished, click "Submit" at the bottom of the form and this activity will be saved to your mare's records




How do I record my mare's body condition?


1.) Select the mare you are recording a body condition score for and click the “Add Record” button along the top of her profile.

2.) A menu of options will appear, select “Reproductive Assessment” followed by “Body Condition Score”

3.) On this form you can select the date and time and record her score on a scale from 1-9




How do I record a digital examination of my mare?


1.) Select the mare you are examining and click the “Add Record” button along the top of her profile

2.) A menu of options will appear, select “Reproductive Assessment” followed by “Internal Inspection”

3.) Select "Digital Examination"

4.) Enter information and click "Submit" to save the report to your mare's records




How do I record a vaginoscopy for my mare?


1.) Select the mare you are examining and click the “Add Record” button along the top of her profile

2.) A menu of options will appear, select “Reproductive Assessment” followed by “Internal Inspection”

3.) Select "Vaginoscopy"

4.) Enter information and click "Submit" to save the report to your mare's records




How do I record a palpation for my mare?


1.) Select the mare you are examining and click the “Add Record” button along the top of her profile

2.) A menu of options will appear, select “Reproductive Assessment” followed by “Internal Inspection”

3.) Select "Palpation"

4.) Enter information and click "Submit" to save the report to your mare's records




How do I record an Endoscopy for my mare?


1.) Select the mare you are examining and click the “Add Record” button along the top of her profile

2.) A menu of options will appear, select “Reproductive Assessment” followed by “Internal Inspection”

3.) Select "Endoscopy"

4.) Enter information and click "Submit" to save the report to your mare's records




How do I record an External Inspection of my mare?


1.) Select the mare you are examining and click the “Add Record” button along the top of her profile

2.) A menu of options will appear, select “Reproductive Assessment” followed by “External Inspection”

3.) Here you can record external reproductive aspects of your mare

4.) When finished, click "Submit" to save the report to your mare's records




My mare was just bred, how do I record this?


Select your mare's profile from the horse list. Then press the add data button. From here you can find a menu where "Insemention" is an option. You will then have a wide variety of insemenation options to choose from. Ensure you put the exact date and time your mare was bred and the stallion was collected ( if using fresh cooled semen). Click "Submit" at the bottom of the form to save the insemination report to your mare's records.




How record the results of my mare's ultrasound?


Log into your account, then select the mare you would like to record ultrasound information on from your horse list. Once you have selected your mare, press the "Add Data" button along the top of your mare's profile. Here you will be presented with a menu full of options. where you can choose "Ultrasounds" and enter the results whether you are monitoring ovulation, fetal growth or confirming a pregnancy. Click "Submit" at the bottom of the form to save the ultrasound report to your mare's record history.




My mare is in foal! Where do I record this?


Select the mare you would like to record information for from your horse list. Once you have selected your mare, press the "Add Data" button along the top of your mare's profile. Here you will be presented with a menu full of options. Choose "Ultrasounds" followed by "Pregnancy Diagnosis", enter your information and then click "Submit" at the bottom of the form to save the pregnancy report to your mare's record history.




Where do I record check-ups throughout my mare's pregnancy?


Select the mare you would like to record fetal information for from your horse list. Once you have selected your mare, press the "Add Data" button along the top of your mare's profile. Here you will be presented with a menu full of options. Choose "Ultrasound Scan" followed by "Fetal Monitoring" Click "Submit" at the bottom of the form to save the fetal monitoring report to your mare's record history.





Calendar

How do I get to my FoalPoint Calendar?


FoalPoint Web: Click on the “Calendar” button in the left-hand column. Here you will be able to see your scheduled events for the day, week or month depending on the view you select on along the top.

FoalPoint Mobile: Go to the bar on the bottom of your screen and click the Calendar icon




Can I search my calendar?


You can filter your calendar by a specific mare or activity. To do this, go over to the column on the left with scrolling capabilities and select a mare's name and/or check off some of the activies listed.

Ex: Select "Frankie" for "Ultrasound" and "Tease Score" to see when you have Frankie scheduled for those activites

or select "Ultrasound" to see all the ultrasounds you have scheduled that month any of your horses.

By advancing or back-tracking through the mini-view calendar in the column on the left, you can also look ahead into future months. When you do this, the large view of day/week/month of which ever month you selected, will appear on the right




How do I schedule an event?


To schedule an event and have it on your calendar, you need to go to the profile for whichever mare you are making the event for.

Remember, you can always get back to your mares by clicking “Horses” in left-hand column.

When you are on your mare’s profile, click on second button along the top of her profile known as “Add Event”. From here, you will fill out a form for whichever activity you’re are scheduling then click “submit”. The event will now appear in your calendar on the day for which it is scheduled.




What do the different colours on my calendar mean?


For improved viewability of your calendar, each activity has been designated a colour. You will notice that activities of similar nature share the same colour.





Cost Tracking

Where do I enter expenses for my mare?


Each time you add a report for your mare, you have the option to enter the cost for the procedure, activity, or event. If you forgot to enter an expense and you would like it to show up in your monthly cost tracking, you can go back and edit reports to enter an amount.




How do add an expense if it's not breeding related?


Not a breeding related activity? No problem! Select the mare you are adding the expense for and click the "Add Data" button along the top of her profile. In the menu you will have the option to select "Custom Report". Here you can enter the title for any activity and record the associated cost. This option is great for monthly board or farrier visits to ensure these expenses show up in your mare's monthly cost.




How do I see what my mare has cost me this month?


With every report and custom report you entered and saved to your mare's profile, you had the option to enter the associated cost for the activity. If you have enetered any costs for you mare, the total will show up on your mare's profile page under her profile picture. To see a breakdown of the cumulative cost, select the mare you want and click the "Cost Report" button along the top of her profile. Here you will see the date, description and cost of each activity your mare has participated in.




How do I see what my mare has cost me in previous months?


With every report and custom report you entered and saved to your mare's profile, you had the option to enter the associated cost for the activity. To see a breakdown of the cumulative cost, select the mare you want and click the "Cost Report" button along the top of her profile. Here you will see the date, description and cost of each activity your mare has participated in. To change the viewing date of your mares Cost Report you can select dates from the calendar at the top of the Cost Report form. You will then see the date, description, and cost of each activity for the month you selected.





Billing and Invoicing

How do I make an invoice for a mare?


With every report and custom report you entered and saved to your mare's profile, you had the option to enter the associated cost for the activity. To create an invoice for a mare, select the mare you want and click the "Cost Report" button along the top of her profile. Here you will see the date, description and cost of each activity your mare has participated in. At the bottom of the Cost Report you have the option to "Create Invoice" When you click "Create Invoice" a proper invoice style form will appear with the information that was in that mare's Cost Report. You can enter the billing information, add tax and invoice number to this form. To save this invoice, click "Save Invoice" at the bottom of the form. The invoice will then be saved to your mare's record history where you will be able to view and edit the invoice.




How do I print a mare's invoice?


After creating and saving the invoice to your mare's record history, find the invoice and click "View Report". The invoice will open on your screen and you can scroll to the bottom and click "Print Invoice'





Graphing and Analytics

What is cycle graphing?


A mare's estrus cycle follows a general pattern month to month. However, this pattern is unique to each mare and can have slight changes one month to another. The Graphing feature on FoalPoint takes the data you have enetered from reproductive reports and gives you a graphed visual of your mares cycle. You mare's graph can show you a number of things including trends in follicle size, instances of ovulation and periods of diestrus. Any other reproductive information you have recorded such as tease score or uterine tone will also appear on the graph so you can correlate these signs with events and see how you mare's cycle functions.




How do I see certain information on my graph?


Click the "Graph" button along the top of your mare's profile, a graph of your mare's current cycle will appear on your screen. You can turn on and off specific aspects of your mare's graph by clicking on the values in the right hand menu on the graph. When there is a line through a value, that value will not appear on your graph. This way, you can breakdown or build-up your graph depending on what you would like to see. If you only want to view the trend of your mare's left follicle, click and cross out all other options.




How do I see a previous graphed cycle?


Select the mare whose graph you would like to view, click the "Graph" button along the top of her profile. When her graph shows up on your screen, you can select the date for whichever month and year you want to view by clicking the bars along the top.




Why do I need a graphed cycle?


All the information in your graph is from reports you have logged for your mare. However, to review this information, you would need to look at each individual report. The graphing feature gives you the ability to not only look at the reports for each reproductive aspect but also view how they interact with each other. The graphing feature gives you a better understanding of your mare's cycle. It may show you that teasing is not a good indication of your mare being in season, or that your mare ovulates quickly after reaching a certain follicle size. This information can help you breed more accurately, help you predict future cycles, and identify trends by looking at previous months.





FoalPoint Mobile App

Why can't I do invoicing from the mobile app?


For the time being, billing and invoicing activites can only be done from the FoalPoint web app. All costs are still recorded when reports are created from the mobile app but to view expense reports and create invoices, please use FoalPoint on the web with a screen of at least 10.1 inches. Biling and Invoicing will be coming to the mobile app soon!





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