UK Veterinary Science Publication Receives Donation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2009) – Global insurer Lloyd’s of London recently presented the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture a $45,000 check in continuing support of “The Equine Disease Quarterly,” an equine health research publication produced by the Department of Veterinary Science

This donation represents Lloyd’s 28th year of collaboration with the Department of Veterinary Science with nearly $900,000 of support. Lloyd’s of London, a 322-year-old institution whose members underwrite risk in return for premiums and investment income, is recognized as one of the world’s largest thoroughbred horse insurers.

“Lloyd’s is very pleased to continue its long-standing support of the university’s critical work in equine research,” said Julian Lloyd, chairman of Lloyd’s Livestock Committee and head bloodstock underwriter at Hiscox.  “The distribution growth and reputation of ‘The Equine Disease Quarterly’ is testament to this tradition of excellence.”

The award-winning publication is published four times yearly and is available to subscribers at no charge. It presents the most important issues facing the equine industry and reaches more than 18,000 readers in 93 countries.  The co-editors, Roberta Dwyer, Peter Timoney, and Neil Williams, are faculty in the UK Department of Veterinary Science.

 “‘The Equine Disease Quarterly’ is a distinctive and valuable voice for the UK College of Agriculture,” added Scott Smith, dean of the College of Agriculture. “The emphasis on practical knowledge, based on sound science, is a hallmark of land-grant college programs. We are proud of the Gluck Center for the value it places on delivering information to stakeholders the world over."

The current version of “The Equine Disease Quarterly” can be found at More information about the Department of Veterinary Science and the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center can be found by visiting