Lloyd's Continues Support of Equine Disease Quarterly

Forewarned is forearmed. That is why Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and their Kentucky Agents have made a gift of $40,000 to the University of Kentucky's Department of Veterinary Science for continued support of the Equine Disease Quarterly newsletter.

"Horses are our business, and that means the health of horses is also our business," said Tony Cecil, president of Lloyd's Kentucky Agents.  "Supporting The Equine Disease Quarterly is one of Lloyd's ways of supporting the horse industry.  Through this publication, the horse industry can stay well-informed on disease surveillance and health concerns worldwide.  We are proud to be a partner with UK in this successful endeavor."

"We are grateful for the continued support for the Equine Disease Quarterly by Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and Kentucky Agents," said Dr. Peter Timoney, chair of the UK Department of Veterinary Science and Director of the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center.  "It is an endorsement of the importance of exchanging timely and accurate information on occurrences of equine diseases among members of the horse industry nationally and internationally.  It is of benefit to the horse industry worldwide."

Lloyd;s has supported this award-winning international equine disease publication since its inception in 1986.  Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and their Kentucky Agents have provided over half a million dollars to the UK Department of Veterinary Science in support of the Quarterly and equine research.

The Equine Disease Quarterly is published four times yearly and is available at no charge.  It is distributed to over 20,000, and is also available on the internet.  The publication is co-edited by three UK Department of Veterinary Science faculty members:  Drs. David Powell, Roberta Dwyer, and Neil Williams.  It is published by the UK Department of Veterinary Science with the assistance of Agriculture Communications of the UK College of Agriculture.  It is translated and abstracted into several languages, including Spanish and Japanese.

Since 1986, Lloyd's of London Underwriters, Brokers, and their Kentucky Agents will also continue their bursary awards (scholarships) program.  Over the past 16 years, Lloyd's has provided scholarships awarded to veterinary students from across the country.  This program provides recipients who are in their final year of veterinary school, with $1,000 scholarships.  The 2002-2003 recipients are: Catherine Smalley Casey, Auburn University; Jill Higgins, University of California, Davis; Kristin Paige Chaney, Colorado State University; Laura M. Perez, Cornell University; Liberty Getman, University of Florida; Lillian Costick, University of Georgia; Erica L. Hanson, Iowa State University; Matthew Wesley Davis, Michigan State University; Amada W. Rizner, Ohio State University; Ernest H. Martinez, II, Oklahoma State University; Anne Prickett, University of Pennsylvania; and Janell Grace Kapp, University of Tennessee.                                        

Lloyd's of London is a 313-year-old institution whose members underwrite risks in return for premiums and investment income that attempt to produce profits.  They are recognized as the world's largest thoroughbred horse insurer and, as such, remain committed both to supporting equine research and to providing the insurance cover essential to the well being and prosperity of bloodstock interest worldwide.

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