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Episode 1131. Today, I welcome Dr. Maurice Pitesky, DVM, MPVM, Dipl ACVPM and Dr. Birgit Puschner, BS, DVM, PhD. The focus will be on the relationship between chemicals (heavy metals, PCBs, PBDEs) in the environment and food safety with a focus on eggs.. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show and podcast all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, heritage poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Editor In Chief of, Chicken Whisperer Magazine, Author of, The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens, and Chicken Fact or Chicken Poop, and National Spokesperson for the USDA-APHIS Biosecurity for Birds Program, welcomes experts in their field from around the country to share their knowledge about backyard poultry, show poultry, heritage poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Regular guests include, poultry scientist and professor, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., poultry veterinarian, Dr. Maurice Pitesky, DVM, MPVM, Dipl ACVPM, Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor, Alexandra Douglas, aka The Quail Lady, and more! Other guests include, but are not limited to, FFA members, 4H members, poultry club members, and the who's who in the backyard poultry, show poultry, and self-sufficiant lifestyle industries. The Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® web radio show has given away more chicken coops, and chicken related prizes than anyone else on the planet! Tune in to learn more about your backyard chickens from the experts!