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Computer technology to help detect pain in cats

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COMPUTER-based technology is to be used by researchers at the University of Lincoln to analyse the facial expressions of pet cats before and after treatment, with a view to developing an efficient mechanism for the early detection of pain.

The study, which is expected to last five years, has been funded by a research grant of nearly £400,000 from Feline Friends, a Derbyshire-based charity.

The University of Lincoln says that the project will bring together the skills of Daniel Mills, a veterinary behaviourist, and Georgios Tzimiropoulos, a computer …

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