Gluck Center Equine Research Fund Aided by Credit Card

Every time The Horseman's Card is swiped for everyday purchases, a contribution is made to the Gluck Equine Research Center at no extra cost to the cardholder. Since the credit card program's inception in 1992, hundreds of

thousands of research dollars have been donated to the Gluck Center to benefit horse health. The card was created specifically to help support the world-renowned research that occurs at Gluck.

"Funds from The Horseman's Card are used to support research on equine health and well-being at the Gluck Center," said Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, chair of UK's Veterinary Science Department and director of the Gluck Center. "This source of support is very valuable to our program, since it can be used to fund a variety of needs within our program. Several pilot studies that have produced data to attract funding from industry and federal granting agencies have been possible through support from The Horseman's Card."

For instance, he said, The Horseman's Card funded some of the construction cost for an equine infectious disease confinement building at UK's Maine Chance Farm.

"This building allows us to conduct research on diagnostics and the development of vaccines against equine infectious diseases," Troedsson said. "The kind of support that The Horseman's Card provides us is really what makes advancement in equine health and science possible."

In addition to raising money for equine research, The Horseman's Card provides exclusive savings for cardholders through its VIP benefits program, including discounts for the horse owner, rider, and equine enthusiast.

For more information or to apply for The Horseman's Card, call 800/932-2775 (mention code UAAQA2) or visit  

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