Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dr Beremiz Salazar (@ortopedia_veterinaria),
 an orthopaedics specialist in Mexico, has been working on an amazing 
case of a toucan with a broken beak this week. The injury was likely 
sustained during bird trafficking, and without the tip of the beak the 
toucan is unable to eat and would starve to death - so some creativity 
and skill was needed to think of a solution. Teamwork
 in action, Dr Salazar teamed up with another specialist veterinarian 
along with a visual arts professional to create a reconstructed model of
 the beak fragment which was then transferred to a 3D printer so a 
prosthetic could be printed! It is due to be fitted this week and with a
 bit of luck it will be a success, giving the toucan a second chance at 
life.

Dr Beremiz Salazar (@ortopedia_veterinaria), an orthopaedics specialist in Mexico, has been working on an amazing case of a toucan with a broken beak this week. The injury was likely sustained during bird trafficking, and without the tip of the beak the toucan is unable to eat and would starve to death - so some creativity and skill was needed to think of a solution. Teamwork in action, Dr Salazar teamed up with another specialist veterinarian along with a visual arts professional to create a reconstructed model of the beak fragment which was then transferred to a 3D printer so a prosthetic could be printed! It is due to be fitted this week and with a bit of luck it will be a success, giving the toucan a second chance at life.

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