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Bóna Márta


Marta Bona DVM

Building J , 1st floor, room No.106

I come from a rural livestock-keeper family. My grandfather was a pig farm manager, my father and brother operate a commercial layer farms with egg packer unit and feed mixer. My poultry flock health knowledge is collected together in practical life. Continuous development drives me. I am interested in „why”s. I strive to do my job with scientific demandingness. It is important for me to see the picture as fully as possible. My mindset is analytical. I am an innovative person. Over the last 10 years, I have gained experience in several areas: 2 years small animal medicine (dog shelter, pharmacy, praxis), 4 years livestock laboratory, 8 years vaccine industry (safety and efficacy studies of poultryand swine vaccines ) , 3 years poultry farm veterinarian.

It is characteristic of me that I have worked in several fields in parallel. On the one hand this was because I insisted of the poultry species. On the other hand, the different areas complement each other very well, broadening my vision and giving me the opportunity to get to know the views of those working in the poultry sector from several angles; thus shaping my professional diversity.

During my varied work experience, I recognized the importance of direct, effective and good communication with people, that’s why in 2019 I completed a coach training.

In 2019, I participated in the start of the Poultry Mobile Clinic program, and then I was invited to the Department of Animal Hygiene, Herd Health and Mobile Clinic.

Since 2021 I have participatedn the teaching of Animal Hygiene and Herd Health and Applied Veterinary Ethology in Hungarian and English. In addition I conduct mobile clinic practices and farm visits at the poultry farms in English and Hungarian. I am the supervisor of TDK works and thesis on poultry.

Besides of teaching, I am involved in the implementation of ongoing projects as a researcher.

Main research areas:

  • Investigation of the pathogenesis of low pathogenic avian influenza virus in poultry.
  • safety and efficacy studies of poultry and swine vaccines
  • analysis, evaluation and management of production indicators of poultry farms, mainly breeders, layers and broilers
  • Monitoring program of poultry farms, evaluation of serological results

Appointments and positions

 2010 Erasmus scholarship Belgium, Universiet Gent, Diergeneeskunde 12-weeks small animal practice

2011 and 2013 Small animal medicine: dog shelter, animal pharmacy, praxis

2012 Prophyl Ltd. experience with Specified-Pathogen-Free flocks, study director at Research& Development ( vaccine industry)

2013- as a private veterinarian participation in pharmaceutical researches

2014-2017 M.A.H. Food-Controll Ltd. Microbiological examination laboratory , Animal health diagnostic department; head of department, laboratory veterinarian, focused on poultry

2016- I started my PhD studies in cooperation with University Veterinary Medicine, Pathology department and Ceva-Phylaxia Zrt. Scientific Support Directorate

Topic: Investigation of the pathogenesis of low pathogenic avian influenza virus in poultry.

2017 animal research leader – course level EUB; FELASA C-equivalent

2017 Poultry Summer University, organised by Faculty Georgikon of University Pannon, Kaposvár and Department of Poultry and Fish Health, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

2019 systemic resource- and solution oriented coaching, Lemma-Coach akkreditated course PL-8747

2020 Veterinary expert on business management

Professional membership

Committee Time Post
Hungarian Veterinary Poultry Association 2012- member
Hungarian Laboratory Animal Science Association 2017- member
Hungarian Poultry Product Council 2017- member
Professional Association of Coaches 2021- member
Hungarian Veterinary Chamber 2011- member

 Previous dissertation / number of TDK students:

  1.  Oliver Woodroffe: Evaluation of production of grandparent flocks keeping on deep litter with different technologies.
  2. Alexandra Goupil: The Comparison of grandparent flocks’ male line’s and female line’s production.