October 6, 2010

Global Insurance Market, Lloyds of London recently presented a check for $45,000 to the University of Kentucky, continuing almost three decades of support for The Equine Disease Quarterly.

An equine health research publication produced by the Department of Veterinary Science, the Quarterly is an award-winning publication that provides timely research-based reports on some of the most important issues facing the equine industry. The publication currently reaches more than 18,000 readers in 93 countries and is translated into several languages. Available on the Internet, its articles 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 on-going 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) have active roles in the World Equestrian Games.

“The Department of Veterinary Science is serving as a resource for veterinary diagnostics and emergency response for the World Equestrian Games. The University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is available throughout the games for any necessary diagnostic services. The Gluck Equine Research Center will provide expertise in case of a disease outbreak, and will work closely together with the KY state veterinarian’s office, official veterinarians for FEI and the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. In addition, Roberta Dwyer at the Gluck Center has been involved in emergency management preparations to evaluate multiple response capabilities for traditional first responders.”

"U.K.'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 Roberta Dwyer, Peter Timoney, and Neil Williams from the UK Department of Veterinary Science.

The current version of The Equine Disease Quarterly  is located online at http://www.ca.uky.edu/gluck/q_oct10.asp. For more information about the Department of Veterinary Science and the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center visit http://www.ca.uky.edu/gluck/index.htm .

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