Foghorn The Rooster
Foghorn is a rooster who lost both of his feet to frostbite. He was rescued by the Canadian Calgary Animal and Bylaw Services who got in touch with Dr. Daniel Pang, an Assistant Professor of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM). Dr. Pang teamed up with Dr. Mark Ungrin, who is also an assistant professor at UCVM but who specializes in cell biology and tissue engineering. Dr. Ungrin had been doing work with prototyping and simulating body parts through the use of 3D printing technology. Dr. Pang approached him for his assistance with developing new feet for Foghorn.
Foghorn getting fitted with his new 3D printed leg.
It took a couple of iterations of different versions, but by version 2.0, Foghorn was back up and walking around again with his new printed legs.
About Canadian Calgary Animal and Bylaw Services
Canadian Calgary Animal and Bylaw Services provides animal-related services and advocates responsible pet ownership for residents residing in the City of Calgary.
About Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) was established in 2005 to meet Alberta’s need for highly-skilled veterinary graduates supporting rural Alberta, production animal and equine industries, animal and human health research, and public health. UCVM offers the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program, supervision leading to graduate degrees (MSc, PhD) in Veterinary Medical Sciences, and advanced clinical training programs (internships, fellowships, and residencies). UCVM is also committed to professional development programs for the veterinary community.