The University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center, a UK Ag Equine Program, 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 conducts equine research in six targeted areas: genetics and genomics, infectious diseases and immunology, musculoskeletal science, parasitology, pharmacology/toxicology and reproductive health.