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November 19, 2012
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Lloyd’s of London support for UK College of Agriculture partnership tops $1M landmark

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2012) – A long-standing and successful partnership between Lloyd’s of London and the UK College of Agriculture passed a major milestone recently when financial support from the global specialty insurance market topped $1 million.

Representatives from Lloyd’s recently presented a check for $45,000 to the University of Kentucky, in continuing support of the Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly, a research-based publication dedicated to equine health produced by the Department of Veterinary Science.

The honored publication includes articles written by prominent researchers from around the world and provides timely and authoritative reports on some of the most important issues facing the equine industry. The Quarterly reaches more than 18,000 readers in 93 countries. Available in paper and online, its articles are regularly reprinted in numerous scientific and lay equine publications worldwide.

“This year is a significant milestone for both Lloyd’s and the University of Kentucky,” said Julian Lloyd, chair of Lloyd’s Livestock Committee and bloodstock underwriter at the Amlin Syndicate. “It marks the 20th anniversary of the Equine Disease Quarterly – the premier veterinary publication of its kind worldwide. Further, this year’s $45,000 contribution brings Lloyd’s financial support of equine health at the University of Kentucky over the $1 million mark. We are very proud of our enduring relationship with the university and the excellent work this collaboration provides.”

Mats Troedsson, chair of the Department of Veterinary Science and director of the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, agreed.

“The Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly has become a valuable source of information to equine veterinarians and industry leaders around the world, and the contributions from Lloyd’s cannot be overemphasized,” he said. “We are very thankful to the long-standing support that has made the success of the Quarterly possible, and we are looking forward to future years of collaborations with Lloyd’s.”

Lloyd’s Equine Disease 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 www.ca.uky.edu/gluck/q_oct12.asp. For more information about the Department of Veterinary Science and the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center visit www.ca.uky.edu/gluck/index.htm.

Lloyd’s of London is a 325-year-old insurance market whose members underwrite risk on a direct and reinsurance basis in more than 200 countries. As a global leader in specialty insurance, Lloyd’s remains committed to supporting equine research and providing the insurance coverage essential to the well-being and prosperity of bloodstock interests worldwide.

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