The pelvic sensor cradle accessory allows for secure attachment of the pelvic sensor on midline with simultaneous use of the harness crupper. Buy at https://equinosis.com/pelvic-sensor-cradle
Step 1: Turn on the pelvic sensor. Place the pelvic sensor within the tunnel of the cradle so that it is seated in the center of the tunnel.
Step 2: Attach the pelvic sensor cradle to the horse. There are two alternatives to attaching the pelvic sensor cradle to the horse.
Ideal method may be dependent on size and conformation of horse:
- Place a pelvic foam pad horizontally across the tuber sacrale.
- Attach two pieces of dual lock tape longitudinally (to create a patch of maximum width) in the center of the pad, between the tuber sacrale on midline. Note: one piece of dual lock tape could be used horizontally over the center of the tuber sacrale; however, two pieces allow for greater surface area and easier positioning.
- Attach the pelvic sensor cradle to the horse, lining up the two dual lock tape patches, ensuring that the cradle is centered on the pelvis and the pelvic sensor is on the midline of the horse. Click the dual lock tapes together.
- Place two pelvic foam pads longitudinally (cranial to caudal) on either side of the tuber sacrale.
- Attach a patch of dual lock tap in the center of each sticky pad (placement should be in line with the highest point of the pelvis).
- Attach the pelvic sensor cradle to the horse, lining up the dual lock tape patches, ensuring that the cradle is centered on the pelvis and the pelvic sensor is on the midline of the horse. Click the dual lock tapes together.
Step 3: Lay the crupper across the top of the device, seating it within the trough above the pelvic sensor. The tension of the overlying crupper provides additional security of the cradle.
Step 4: Use a strip of sticky adhesive tape, such as Gorilla Duct Tape, on each side, placing the tape down the top of each side of the cradle to the gluteals of the horse, pressing the tape firmly into the horse for secure attachment. A second piece of tape can be placed over the first, horizontally across the gluteals, for additional security (see image).
Thank you, Dr. Sébastien Caure of Clinique Equine de Livet, France and Per Riber Rasmussen of Eickemeyer, Denmark for this novel design.