I am making this post for a friend of mine on this board who just went through the pain of losing a feathered friend. Today I had the opportunity to speak to a vet that also raises show birds. Tranlation? A ton of knowledge about some of what makes our birds tick. She admits that her training is not in poultry and at times it is a frustration for her because there is so little info out there when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. I did ask her if she understood what causes crop stasis. First words out of her mouth, there is nothing in the literature dealing with the topic that she has found. She also mentioned that most crops she or other vets opened had too many wood splinters which indicates birds eating bedding. On Crop Statis she has no idea why they just won't work. But she did qualify her statement that Reglan might be very effective in jump starting it. Locally I don't think Reglan is available any where but your vet. First State Vet Supply might be another source. One of the things she does the moment she finds a bird down or nearly down is to use injectable B12. It gives the bird energy to deal with the problem at hand. She recommends injectable because when a bird is down chances are they are not absorbing the vitamins given orally. One other thing they are finding is a problem for show birds is vitamin D deficiency since they do not spend the time outside that most chickens do. Its something to think about if you have show birds kept in doors and not out in the sun light. I'm sorry that I couldn't have had this information sooner but it is something for us to remember in the future.