Mapping Equine Pain

Mammals in Pain

Could this be the face of pain?

We need your help to train computers to recognize and measure the equine face.  In comes Citizen Science! The Equine Citizen science platform invites animal owners to video horses during naturally occurring “pain” and “no pain” scenarios, and submit them to our database. This will facilitate computer learning and accuracy through a large data set that has been annotated by certified FACS coders.

Machine Learning

Training software, using machine learning techniques, to detect and analyze images of horse faces  from remote video greatly enhances the speed and accuracy of interpretation.

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Cross-Mammal Perspective

One of the keys to successful treatment of medical issues in the horse is early detection of the problem.  Horses evolved over millions of years as prey animals who are reluctant to show pain or weakness. As such, we often have problems recognizing low grade pain in the horse and assessing response to treatment objectively.

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Citizen Science

We need your help to train computers to recognize and measure the equine face. In comes Citizen Science! The Equine Citizen science platform invites animal owners to video horses during naturally occurring “pain” and “no pain” scenarios, and submit them to our database.

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