Lloyd's of London: 30 Years of Support for UK Vet Science

Global insurer Lloyd's of London recently presented the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture a check for $45,000, in continuing support of The Equine Disease Quarterly, an equine health research-based publication produced by the Department of Veterinary Science.

The award-winning publication provides timely, researched-based reports on some of the most important issues facing the equine industry. The publication reaches more than 18,000 readers in 93 countries. Available online, its articles are regularly abstracted by a variety of scientific and lay equine publications worldwide.

"The continued sponsorship of The Lloyd's Equine Disease Quarterly by Lloyd's of London makes it possible for our Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center to reach the equine community in Kentucky and across the globe with the latest information on equine health," said UK President Eli Capilouto. "The Gluck Center exemplifies UK's commitment to research that makes a difference in the commonwealth, the nation, and the world."

Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR, chair of the Department of Veterinary Science and director of the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, echoed Capilouto's assessment.

"The financial support from Lloyd's has allowed us to continuously publish The Equine Disease Quarterly since 1992," he said. "The newsletter has become a valuable source of information for the equine veterinary community and the international equine industry. The value of our partnership with Lloyd's of London cannot be overemphasized, and we are very thankful to the longstanding support that has made this success possible."

This donation represents Lloyd's 30th year of collaboration with the Department of Veterinary Science on research and other activities with nearly $1 million of support.

"Lloyd's is the global leader in bloodstock insurance, and we are proud to support the critical research needed to ensure equine health," said Julian Lloyd, chair of Lloyd's Livestock Committee and bloodstock underwriter at the Amlin Syndicate. "The Equine Disease Quarterly is the premier publication of its type, and we are glad to continue our partnership with the University of Kentucky in its promotion and distribution."

Published four times yearly, the Quarterly is available to subscribers at no charge. It is edited by Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, professor at the Gluck Equine Research Center; Peter Timoney, FRCVS, PhD, professor and Chair of the Gluck Equine Research Center; and Neil Williams, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Science.

The current issue of The Equine Disease Quarterly can be viewed online. For more information about the Department of Veterinary Science and the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center visit ca.uky.edu/gluck/index.htm.

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