Unique Qualities of the Avian Respiratory System

October 6, 2017

Jennifer Graham, DVM, DABVP (Avian/Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), associate professor of zoological animal medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, describes some of the unique qualities of the avian respiratory system.

Did you know that birds do not have a diaphragm and their tracheas are not compressible? Jennifer Graham, DVM, DABVP (Avian/Exotic Companion Mammal Practice), associate professor of zoological animal medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, describes some of the unique qualities of the avian respiratory system.