Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center's impact and legacy

University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center

The Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center is the only scientific institute in the United States with nearly all faculty conducting full-time research in equine health and diseases.

Construction began on the 81,000 square foot facility in 1986 and was completed in 1987. The center is named after the late Maxwell H. Gluck, owner of Elmendorf Farm in Lexington. Maxwell Gluck and his wife, Muriel, generously donated $3 million to the University of Kentucky in 1983 for construction of the research facility on the condition the gift be matched by $3 million from the state and $3 million from members of the horse industry. 

The mission of the Gluck Center is scientific discovery, education and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of the health and well-being of horses. Today, the Gluck Center faculty conduct equine research in seven targeted areas: genetics and genomics, immunology, infectious diseases, musculoskeletal science, parasitology, pharmacology, therapeutics and toxicology, and reproductive health.

The Gluck Equine Research Center, a UK Ag Equine Program, is part of the Department of Veterinary Science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky

To access the main entrance of the Gluck Equine Research Center, turn onto Farm Road. The entrance is under the portico. There are two short-term visitor spots there. All other parking spots require a one-day visitor parking pass available in the front office. To view an interactive campus map, click here