Update from the ASR: FOAL REPORT: 2018 FOALING YEAR RESULTS
Published Date: Jul 26, 2019
The American Saddlebred Registry would like to thank the owners of mares that were listed on 2017 stallion service reports that participated in the 2018 Foal Report Survey. The Registry received responses for 37% of the mares that were listed on 2017 stallion service reports. We appreciate this valuable information and will be conducting this survey annually over a five year period for succeeding foal crops. Any questions about the data or the Foal Report Survey can be sent to Lisa Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are pleased to share the following results:
FOAL REPORT: 2018 FOALING YEAR RESULTS
The following data breaks down those Foal Reports.
LIVE FOAL REPORT:
- Live foals bred using artificial insemination
- Live foals bred through a natural service
- Live foals bred through pasture breeding
TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF MARES BRED WHO PRODUCED A LIVE FOAL(S): 63%
NO FOAL REPORT:
- Total mares who were barren
- Total mares with culture/biopsy
- Total mares who had aborted
- All foals were born, but who died within 48 hours of birth, including born dead
- All foals were born but died after 48 hours of birth
- Mares who died
TOTAL PERCENTAGE OF MARES BRED WHO DID NOT PRODUCE A LIVE FOAL: 37%
- Of those foals that lived, what percent have been registered
- Of those foals that lived, what percent have not been registered
- Of those foals that lived, what percent were carried by mare
- Of those foals that lived, what percent were conceived through embryo transplant
- Of those foals that lived, what percent were conceived using oocytes
- 3% (27% did not answer)
- Of all foals bred using AI, how many were bred using frozen semen? How many used fresh cooled method?
- Frozen: 11%
- Fresh cooled: 80%
- 9% did not specify which type of AI was used
- What percentage of mares who aborted had been bred through AI? What percentage of mares who aborted had been bred through Natural Service or Pasture Breeding?
- AI: 64%
- Natural Service: 25%
- Pasture Breeding: 11%
- What percentage of mares who died had already had a baby when they passed away vs how many died before they had their foal?
- Had foal prior to death: 35%
- Died prior to foaling: 65%
- What percentage of barren mares had been bred through AI? What about through natural service or pasture breeding?
- AI: 66%
- Natural Service: 21%
- Pasture Breeding: 13%
- How many of foals who died within 48 hours of birth (including born dead) were carried by the mare vs embryo vs oocytes?
- Carried: 97%
- Embryo: 3%
- Oocytes: 0%
- How many of foals who died after living for 48 hours or more were carried vs embryo vs oocytes?
- Carried: 90%
- Embryo: 10%
- Oocytes: 0%
- Of mares who did not produce a foal, how often was it because they were:
- Barren: 70%
- Cultured or biopsied: 3%
- Aborted: 20%
- Died: 7%
- Is there a relationship between which method was used to breed a mare and whether the foal lived or died?
- Living foals
- AI: 57%
- Natural Service: 23%
- Pasture Bred: 18%
- Deceased foals:
- AI: 60%
- Natural service: 32%
- Pasture Bred: 8%