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Cock-a-doodle-doo! 3D-printed feet allow Calgary rooster to walk again


Amazing potential for those who need prosthetic devices!
They would look really realistic if they just weren’t BLUE! 😉

Global News

CALGARY – A rooster who lost both of his feet to frostbite is cock of the walk once more thanks to researchers from the University of Calgary.

Foghorn had just stumps and couldn’t walk when bylaw officers took him from a city property earlier this year.

Daniel Pang, an assistant professor at the university’s faculty of veterinary medicine, learned of Foghorn’s condition and wanted to help.

He talked to faculty colleague Mark Ungrin, who does some work in his lab on simulated body parts.

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Ungrin tasked a mechanical engineering student working in his lab with creating prosthetics for Foghorn using a 3D printer.

Douglas Kondro’s first attempt wasn’t successful, but his second try had Foghorn strutting his stuff once more.

The fortunate fowl has been adopted by a family and has a new home on a rural property north of…

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2 comments on “Cock-a-doodle-doo! 3D-printed feet allow Calgary rooster to walk again

  1. knittingwithheart
    July 10, 2015

    Awe… blue suede 3D shoes for fowl feet 🙂 ♥ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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