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A Novel Application of 3D Printing Technology Facilitating Shell Wound Healing of Freshwater Turtle

Version 1 : Received: 7 February 2022 / Approved: 8 February 2022 / Online: 8 February 2022 (12:22:31 CET)

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Hung, T.-F.; Kuo, P.-J.; Tsai, F.-S.; Yu, P.-H.; Nai, Y.-S. A Novel Application of 3D Printing Technology Facilitating Shell Wound Healing of Freshwater Turtle. Animals 2022, 12, 966. Hung, T.-F.; Kuo, P.-J.; Tsai, F.-S.; Yu, P.-H.; Nai, Y.-S. A Novel Application of 3D Printing Technology Facilitating Shell Wound Healing of Freshwater Turtle. Animals 2022, 12, 966.

Journal reference: Animals 2022, 12, 966
DOI: 10.3390/ani12080966

Abstract

Numerous cases and a shortage of resources usually limit wild animal rescue. New technology implemented might save these severely injured wild animals from the situation of euthanasia by easing the requirement of intensive medication. Three-dimensional (3D) technologies provide precise and accurate results that improve the quality of the medical application. These 3D tools have become relatively low-cost and accessible in the past years. In the medical field of exotic animal, turtle shell defect is highly challenging because of inevitable water immersion. This report is the first attempt to apply the combination of 3D scanning, computer-aid design (CAD), and 3D printing to make a protective device that frees the wound from exposure to water or infection sources. The presenting techniques successfully extricate a wild freshwater turtle from an extensive shell defect within a short period. Integration of multiple sciences to 3D technology can provide a facile model for veterinary medical applications.

Keywords

3D printing technology; freshwater turtle; Ocadia Spp.; shell wound healing

Subject

BIOLOGY, Animal Sciences & Zoology

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