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Scandinavian team

Pia Haubro Andersen, Ph.D. (vet), Professor at SLU
Professor of Large Animal Surgery at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Uppsala. She performs experimental and clinical research in the large animal clinic. For the last 30 years, she has spent numerous hours in surgery theaters doing surgery on horses, cows and pigs, teaching and researching within her favorite topics – trauma, inflammation and pain.

Marie Rhodin, Ph.D. (vet), Senior Lecturer at SLU
Her main interest is clinical biomechanics of the horse. This involves studying the movement pattern and loading in sound horses during training or horses that have become lame with a particular interest in different ways of objectively assessing lameness and developing a better understanding of how the horse compensates its motion to reduce a painful load during lameness.

Casper Lindegaard, Ph.D. (vet), Dipl. ECVS, Evidensia Specialist Equine Hospital
Head of Equine Surgery at Evidensia Specialist Equine Hospital in Helsinborg. His main research interests include; pain and analgesia, evaluation of pain in horses, minimally invasive surgery, upper respiratory problems and surgery as well as interplay between pain and inflammation

Karina Bech Gleerup, Ph.D. (vet), Lecturer at Copenhagen University
Completed her Ph.D., after successfully defending her thesis “Pain evaluation in cattle and horses – A study of behavioral responses to pain. ” In this thesis, she has described the equine pain face as well as the bovine pain face and pain evaluation schemes for both species.

International Educational Partners

University of California, San Diego
Deborah Forster, Ph.D., Assistant Project Scientist, Qualcomm Institute
Gwen Littlewort, Ph.D., Associate Project Scientist, Co-director of the Machine Perception Laboratory

University of California, Davis
Claudia Sonder, Director Emeritus of the Center for Equine Health
Jong Jae Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science
Maheen Rashid, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Computer Science

Utrecht University
P.R. (René) van Weeren, Professor in the Dept. of Equine Sciences
F.M. (Filipe) Serra Braganca, Ph.D. Candidate in the Dept. of Equine Sciences