For a long animal life
Our concern over the short life span of horses and cattle is the main impetus for our research in applied biomechanics and clinimetrics. Today, orthopedic pathologies is one of the highest ranking issue in horses and cows, causing both animal suffering as well as great financial losses. An early discovery and correct diagnosis of such pathologies is imperative to subsequent effective care. With the aid of new interdisciplinary technology, where machine learning and computer vision is combined with veterinary medicine, there is the potential to pave the way for better and smarter evaluation methods to detect lameness and pain in large animals to ensure both animal welfare and sustainable husbandry.
Marie Rhodin, Researcher, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (AFB); Division of Anatomy and Physiology Researcher, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (AFB); Division of Equine Studies