Lloyd's of London and UK Department of Veterinary Science Partnership

Global insurance market Lloyd's of London recently presented a $45,000 check to the University of Kentucky, continuing almost three decades of support for the university's Equine Disease Quarterly publication.

Produced by UK's Department of Veterinary Science, the Quarterly is an award-winning equine health research publication that provides timely research-based reports on some of the most important health issues facing the equine industry. The publication currently reaches more than 18,000 readers in 93 countries and is translated into several languages. Its articles are available on the Internet and are regularly abstracted by a variety of scientific and lay equine publications worldwide.

"After 29 years and contributions nearing the $1 million mark, Lloyd's remains committed to equine health and the support of Kentucky's signature horse industry," said Julian Lloyd, Chair of the Livestock Committee for Lloyd's Underwriters. "We are very pleased to remain steadfast partners with the University and the Commonwealth."

In addition to ongoing research and other projects, the Department of Veterinary Science, the Gluck Equine Research Center, and the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (formerly the Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center) all had active roles in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

The Department of Veterinary Science served as a resource for veterinary diagnostics and emergency response for the Games. The UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory was available throughout the Games for any necessary diagnostic services. The Gluck Equine Research Center provided expertise in case of a disease outbreak and worked closely with the Kentucky state veterinarian's office, official FEI veterinarians, and the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. In addition, Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, at the Gluck Center was involved in emergency management preparations to evaluate multiple response capabilities for traditional first responders.

"UK's prominent involvement with the World Equestrian Games further demonstrates the University's unparalleled reputation in the equine field, and Lloyd's remains their proud partner in championing this great industry," said Pat Talley, Lloyd's U.S. central region director.

Published four times yearly, the Quarterly is available to subscribers at no charge. It is co-edited by Dwyer, Peter Timoney, MVB, PhD, FRCVS, and Neil Williams, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, from the UK Department of Veterinary Science.

The current version of the Equine Disease Quarterly is located online. For more information about the Department of Veterinary Science and the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center visit the Gluck Center's website.

Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, is a professor in the Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky.


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