25 Years of Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly

The EDQ still aims to provide accurate information on equine diseases at three levels: in Kentucky, in the United States, and internationally.
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“The more things change, the more they remain the same.”

The epigram was written by Alphonse Karr during his tenure as editor of the French satirical magazine Le Figaro during the middle years of the 19th century. The intended meaning has been the subject of debate over the years, but placed in the context of international equine health reporting, Karr’s musing on change and permanence is a perfect fit for the Equine Disease Quarterly (EDQ).

The EDQ was established in October 1992 as a collaboration between the University of Kentucky’s Department of Veterinary Science, insurance giant Lloyd’s of London, and local Lloyd’s agents. Its purpose, according to the EDQ’s first Commentary, was to provide accurate information on equine diseases at three levels: in Kentucky, in the United States, and internationally.

Twenty-five years and 100 issues later, despite ground-breaking changes in technology, a global recession, and the emergence of new diseases and threats from old ones, the dedication to the EDQ’s original goal never has wavered. The publication is, as it always has been, a primary source of accurate and unbiased information for the international equine community. However, 25 years have seen significant changes. In 1992, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 3,300. A first-class stamp cost 29 cents. People paid $2,300 for a laptop computer ($4,000 adjusted for inflation). The leading Thoroughbred sire was Danzig

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