December 6, 2011

Global insurer Lloyd's of London recently presented the University of Kentucky 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 on the Internet, 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 University of Kentucky 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, chair of the Department of Veterinary Science and director of the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, echoed President 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 co-edited by Roberta Dwyer, Peter Timoney and Neil Williams from the Department of Veterinary Science. The current version of The Equine Disease Quarterly is located online at http://www.ca.uky.edu/gluck/q_oct11.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 . 

Lloyd's of London is a 323 year-old insurance and reinsurance market, whose member syndicates underwrite risk in more than 200 countries via approved brokers.  As a global leader in specialty insurance, Lloyd's remains committed both to supporting equine research and providing the insurance coverage essential to the well-being and prosperity of bloodstock interests worldwide.