Medical Center for Birds

3805 Main Street
Oakley, CA 94581


Video Clip Library

Click on the links below to view short video clips of interest.

IMPORTANT: most of these files are several megabytes in size and may take a while to download!
File NameDescription / Comment
Fluoroscopy-Lateral NormalThis file demonstrates the normal movement of barium from the crop to the proventriculus and ventriculus (glandular stomach and gizzard). You can also see the ventriculus contracting in sequence (gives the barium a sort of "washing machine" rotational appearance). The bird's head is to the left and the tail is to the right. This bird is a blue-front Amazon.
Fluoroscopy-Lateral-Depressed Ventricular FunctionIn this contrast study, barium passes from the crop into the proventriculus and ventriculus, but ventricular function is depressed. Also there is a large amount of gas present in the proventriculus.