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Breeder’s Story (Tagalog): Marek’s Disease

Breeder’s Story (Tagalog): Marek’s Disease

Chickens
Marek’s disease is becoming a big problem among many chicken growers and in this article, one of our contributors from Tanay, Rizal will share his story. Marek’s disease is a highly contagious viral neoplastic disease in chickens. It is named after József Marek, a Hungarian veterinarian. There is no treatment for Marek’s disease other than vaccines which should be administered on day-old chicks. The disease is deadly and like other contagious diseases, it can affect your flock and can run your breeding business aground. The cost of Marek’s vaccine is around P800. The last time I purchased it a month ago it was P817. The price may vary depending on location. Let’s hear Jerwin Catapang’s story. Ako po si Jerwin Catapang, tubong Batangas pero nasa Tanay, Rizal na nakatira since taga...