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Publikationstyp: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Dokumentart: Originalarbeit

Publikationsjahr: 2002

AutorInnen: Schobesberger, H; Peham, C

Titel: Computerized detection of supporting forelimb lameness in the horse using an artificial neural network.

Quelle: Vet J. 2002; 163(1):77-84



Autor/innen der Vetmeduni Vienna:

Peham Christian
Schobesberger Hermann

Beteiligte Vetmed-Organisationseinheiten
Klinische Abteilung für Pferdechirurgie


Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether artificial neural networks could be used to determine equine lameness by computational means only. The integral parts of our approach were the combination of automated signal tracking of horses on a treadmill and the computational power of artificial neural networks (ANN). The motion of 175 horses trotting on a treadmill was recorded using the SELSPOT II system for motion analysis. Two cameras traced infrared (IR) markers on the head and on the left forehoof. The motion of the head was Fourier-transformed and further processed by a multilayer feedforward ANN, which was trained to distinguish healthy from pathological gaits and to quantify the lameness. The classification was correct in 78.6% of cases. In 12% of cases the network gave contradictory results, in 5.9% the network found no answers, and in 3.5% the answers were wrong. However after proper training, it is proposed that neural networks are potentially capable of making a non-human diagnosis of equine lameness.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted
Exercise Test/veterinary
Forelimb
Fourier Analysis
Gait
Horse Diseases/diagnosis*
Horses
Lameness, Animal/diagnosis*
Neural Networks (Computer)*
Sensitivity and Specificity


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