Tom Tabler

Tom Tabler

Extension Professor




Mailing Address:
100 Hill Poultry Science Bldg.
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Education:
  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas
  • M.S., University of Arkansas
  • B.S., University of Arkansas

Research:
  • Poultry housing
  • Environmental management
  • Litter quality
  • Energy efficient lighting options

Outreach:
  • Support and assist the Mississippi Poultry Industry
  • Work with industry personnel and growers to achieve optimum performance and production goals
  • Assist with poultry housing and management practices that produce optimum environmental and animal welfare conditions for the Mississippi poultry industry
  • Conduct applied research that provides lighting information that will be beneficial as the industry and it's growers transitions from incandescent bulbs to more energy efficient alternatives

Publications

2020
Moyle, J., M. Perdue, G. T. Tabler, J. Rhodes, P. Goeringer. 2020. Identifying and preventing poultry predators in the Mid-Atlantic Region. University of Maryland Extension Publication FS1132. Download

2020
Tabler, G. T., B. Elchos, J. Moon, J. B. Wells. 2020. Commercial chickens and COVID-19: Recommendations for depopulating poultry flocks. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3458.  Download

2020
Tabler, G. T., J. R. Moyle, S. L. Weimer, J. Moon, J. B. Wells. 2020. Backyard chickens and COVID-19. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3447. Download

2020
Tabler, G. T., M. L. Khaitsa, S. H. Mbaga, J. N. Jechoniah, J. Moon, J. B. Wells. 2020. Poultry extension personnel needed across East Africa. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3494. Download

2020
Tabler, G. T., M. L. Khaitsa, S. H. Mbaga, J. N. Jeckoniah, J. Moon, J. B. Wells. 2020. Gender issues in ag extension programming in sub-Saharan Africa. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3501. Download

2020
Tabler, G. T., R. Goforth, L. Greene, M. Ross. 2020. Hurricane preparation and recovery in the Southeast: Poultry producers guide. USDA, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 51 pp. Download

2020
Tabler, G. T., S. Durojaye, F. To, K. Elliott, P. Gerard, E. D. Peebles. 2020. Relationship of air cell size to shell temperature and weight loss in broiler hatching eggs. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3352.  Download

2020
Tabler, G. T., S. Durojaye, F. To, K. Elliott, P. Gerard, E. D. Peebles. 2020. Thickness and thermal gradients across broiler hatching eggshells. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3355. Download

2020
Tabler, G. T., Y. Liang, J. Moon, J. B. Wells 2020. NAE production challenges poultry industry on several fronts. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3428. Download

2020
Tabler, G. T., Y. Liang, J. R. Moyle, S. L. Weimer, J. Moon, J. B. Wells. 2020. Characteristics of successful poultry growers. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3446. Download

2020
Tabler, G., J. R. Moyle, S. L. Weimer, J. Moon, J. B. Wells. 2020. Poultry farm insurers expect proper earth grounding. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3427. Download

2019
Tabler, G. T., F. D. Clark, J. R. Moyle, J. B. Wells, N. Jefcoat. 2019. Fowl cholera and infectious coryza in backyard flocks. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3441. Download

2019
Tabler, G. T., J. Moon, J. B. Wells. 2019. Is no antibiotics ever (NAE) poultry production sustainable. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3371. Download

2019
Tabler, G. T., J. Moon, J. B. Wells. 2019. Why poultry growers have issues dimming LED lamps. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3380. Download

2019
Tabler, G. T., M. L. Khaitsa, J. B. Wells. 2019. Importance of indigenous chickens to rural African communities. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3394. Download

2019
Tabler, G. T., M. L. Khaitsa, J. B. Wells. 2019. Smallholder farmer constraints to village chicken production. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3315. Download

2019
Tabler, G. T., Y. Liang, J. B. Wells 2019. Sprinklers offer flock cooling benefits and water conservation opportunities. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3351. Download

2019
Tabler, G. T., Y. Liang, J. Moon, J. B. Wells. 2019. Importance of water quality to NAE production. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3400. Download

2018
Barefield, D. A., G. T. Tabler, M. Leggett. 2018. Economic contribution of a new broiler house in Mississippi. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3271.  Download

2018
Dittoe, D. K., C. D. McDaniel, G. T. Tabler, A. S. Kiess. 2018. Windrowing poultry litter after a broiler house is sprinkled with water. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 27(1):1-15.  Download

2018
Liang, Y., G. T. Tabler, F. D. Clark, M. Kidd, 2018. Getting broiler houses ready for summer. University of Arkansas Extension Service Publication FSA8021. Download

2018
Liang, Y., G. T. Tabler, F. D. Clark. 2018. Managing summer ventilation in the broiler houses. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Publication FSA8022. Download

2018
Liang, Y., G. T. Tabler. 2018. Water use patterns differ between pad and sprinkler cooling. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Publication FSA1068.  Download

2018
Moyle, J., J. Rhodes, G. T. Tabler, S. Collier. 2018. Poultry farm electrical safety: Know how to recognize and prevent potential hazards. University of Maryland Extension Service Publication FS1069. Download

2018
Tabler, G. T., F. D. Clark, J. R. Moyle, J. B. Wells, N. Jefcoat. 2018. Newcastle Disease in backyard chickens. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3289. Download

2018
Tabler, G. T., J. B. Wells. 2018. Successfully handling hatching eggs. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet IS1638. Download

2018
Tabler, G. T., J. R. Moyle, F. D. Clark, Y. Liang, J. B. Wells. 2018. Setback distances for poultry houses. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3209. Download

2018
Tabler, G. T., K. M. Loftin, J. B. Wells. 2018. Combating bed bugs in broiler breeder houses. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3293. Download

2018
Tabler, G. T., M. L. Khaitsa, J. B. Wells. 2018. Village chicken production in rural Africa. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3292.  Download

2018
White, D., S. Gurung, D. Zhao, G. T. Tabler, C. McDaniel, D. Styles, S. McKenzie, Y. Farnell, M. Farnell. 2018. Foam or spray application of agricultural chemicals to clean and disinfect layer cages. Journal of Applied Poultry Science 27(3):416-423. Download

2017
Clark, F. D., J. Moyle, K. Bramwell, T. Tabler. 2017. Winterization suggestions for the poultry farm. University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Publication FSA8009.  Download

2017
Tabler, G. T., J. B. Wells, N. Jefcoat. 2017. Coccidiosis in backyard chickens. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3140.  Download

2017
Tabler, G. T., J. B. Wells, N. Jefcoat. 2017. Fowl Pox in backyard flocks. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3131. Download

2017
Tabler, G. T., J. B. Wells, N. Jefcoat. 2017. Marek's Disease in backyard chickens. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3133.  Download

2017
Tabler, G. T., J. B. Wells, N. Jefcoat. 2017. Mycoplasma gallisepticum in backyard chickens. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3147.  Download

2017
Tabler, G.T., F.D. Clark, J. Wells. 2017. Choosing the right breed of backyard poultry. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3036.  Download

2017
Tabler, G.T., J. Watson, B. Elchos, J. Wells. 2017. Backyard biosecurity is the best defense against avian influenza. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3059. Download

2017
Tabler, G.T., J. Wells. 2017. Avian influenza 2017: Frequently asked questions. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3060. Download

2017
Tabler, G.T., J. Wells. 2017. Benefits and challenges of reusing broiler litter. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3066. Download

2017
Tabler, G.T., J. Wells. 2017. Economic impact of Mississippi's poultry industry. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3048. Download

2017
Tabler, T., F.D. Clark, J. Moyle, J.R. Barrett, Y. Liang, J. Wells. 2017. How total farm water pressure and volume affect commercial poultry production. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3058.  Download

2016
Barrett, J., G.T. Tabler. 2016. Private water well placement and sizing for poultry production. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2953.  Download

2016
Tabler, G.T., C.R. Sadler, J. Wells. 2016. Gangrenous dermatitis in broilers. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2990. Download

2016
Tabler, G.T., J. Watson, B. Elchos, J. Wells. 2016. Poultry growers should maintain heightened biosecurity practices. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2995.  Download

2016
Tabler, G.T., J.R. Moyle, J. Wells. 2016. Rotary drum composting of poultry mortalities. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 3012.  Download

2016
Tabler, T., J. Moyle, J. Wells, M. Farnell. 2016. Composit poultry mortality: A critical daily management chore. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2960.  Download

2015
Tabler, G.T., A. Brown, G. Hagood, M. Farnell, C.D. McDaniel. 2015. Nutrient content in Mississippi broiler litter. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2878.  Download

2015
Tabler, G.T., B. Elchos. 2015. Avian influenza: Frequently asked questions. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 2013.  Download

2015
Tabler, G.T., B. Elchos. 2015. Biosecurity measures to combat avian influenza threat. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 2015. Download

2015
Tabler, G.T., B. Elchos. 2015. Highly pathogenic avial influenza biosecurity checklist. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 2014.  Download

2015
Tabler, G.T., F.D. Clark, M. Farnell, J. Wells. 2015. Avian influenza threat requires heightened biosecurity measures. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2898.  Download

2015
Tabler, G.T., F.D. Clark, M. Farnell, J. Wells. 2015. Avian influenza: Things you should know. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 2012. Download

2015
Tabler, G.T., K. Loftin, M. Farnell, J. Wells, H. Yakout. 2015. Bed bugs: Difficult pests to control in poultry breed flocks. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2881. Download

2015
Tabler, G.T., M. Farnell, J. Wells. 2015. LED bulbs: Much to offer the poultry industry. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2894. Download

2014
Liang, Y., G.t. Tabler, T.A. Costello, I.L. Berry, S.E. Watkins, Y.V. Thaxton. 2014. Cooling broiler chickens by surface wetting: indoor thermal environment, water usage, and bird performance. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 30(2): 249-258. Download

2014
Tabler, G. T., Y. Liang, J.R. Moyle, F.D. Clark, M. Farnell, J. Wells. 2014. Managing heat and minimum ventilation systems in the broiler house. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2854.  Download

2014
Tabler, G.T., D. Clark, J.R. Moyle, J. Wells, M. Farnell. 2014. Composting manure from small poultry flocks. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 1975.  Download

2014
Tabler, G.T., D. Clark, J.R. Moyle, M. Farnell, J. Wells. 2014. Deep pectoral myopathy (green muscle disease) in broilers. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 1976.  Download

2014
Tabler, G.T., F.D. Clark, J.R. Moyle, J. Wells, M. Farnell. 2014. Feather pecking and cannibalism in the backyard flock. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2848.  Download

2014
Tabler, G.T., F.D. Clark, J.R. Moyle, Y. Liang, J. Wells, M. Farnell. 2014. Windrow composting broiler litter between flocks. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2818.  Download

2014
Tabler, G.T., J. Moyle, F.D. Clark, Y. Liang, J. Wells, M. Farnell. 2014. Protect backyard birds from predators. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2853.  Download

2014
Tabler, G.T., J. Wells, M. Farnell, Y. Liang, J. Moyle, F.D. Clark. 2014. Water quality and quantity influence flock performance. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2869.  Download

2014
Tabler, G.T., J. Wells, M. Farnell. 2014. Potential contract growers face important decisions. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2850.  Download

2014
Tabler, G.T., M. Farnell, J. Wells, Y. Liang. 2014. Controlling rodents on the poultry farm. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2824. Download

2014
Tabler, G.T., M. Farnell, J. Wells, Y. Liang. 2014. Managing manure from the backyard flock. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 1973.  Download

2014
Tabler, G.T., M. Farnell, J. Wells. 2014. Poultry water line sanitation. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2839. Download

2014
Tabler, G.T., M. Farnell, J. Wells. 2014. Why broiler growers should be concerned with paw quality. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2859.  Download

2013
Liang, Y., M.T. Kidd, S.E. Watkins, T. Tabler. 2013. Effect of commercial broiler house retrofit: a 4-year study of live performance. Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Vol. 22:211-216.  Download

2013
Moyle, J., F.D. Clark, S. Barber, T. Tabler. 2013. Poultry breeds for the small farm. University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, FSA8012.  Download

2013
Tabler, T., C. McDaniel, J. Wells, H.M. Yakout. 2013. Broiler breeder management is no easy task. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2783.  Download

2013
Tabler, T., F.D. Clark, J. Wells, W. Zhai, H. Yakout. 2013. Managing the backyard flock. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2768.  Download

2013
Tabler, T., H. Yakout, J.B. Wells. 2013. Northern Fowl Mite Management. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2800. Download

2013
Tabler, T., H.M. Yakout, J. Wells. 2013. Spring and fall broiler production presents challenges. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2780.  Download

2013
Tabler, T., J. Wells, H.M. Yahout. 2013. Summer is coming—Prepare broiler houses now. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2778.  Download

2013
Tabler, T., J. Wells, W. Zhai, H.M. Yakout. 2013. What causes footpad dermatitis in poultry? Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2769.  Download

2013
Tabler, T., J. Wells, W. Zhai. 2013. Chickens do not receive growth hormones: So why all the confusion? Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2767  Download

2013
Tabler, T., J. Wells, W. Zhai. 2013. Farmers, chickens and West Nile Virus. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2753.  Download

2013
Tabler, T., J. Wells, W. Zhai. 2013. Water quality critical to broiler performance. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2754.  Download

2013
Tabler, T., K. LaFleur, J. Wells, W. Zhai. 2013. Maintaining compliance with Mississippi's dry litter poultry general permit. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2764.  Download

2013
Tabler, T., M. Farnell, J.B. Wells, H. Yakout. 2013. Phosphorus, pytase and poultry litter. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2805. Download

2013
Williams, C.L., G.T. Tabler, S.E. Watkins. 2013. Comparison of broiler flock daily water consumption and water-to-feed ratios for flocks grown in 1991, 2000-2001, and 2010-2011. Journal of Applied Poultry Research 22:934-941. Download

2012
Tabler, T., J. Wells, W. Zhai. 2012. Broiler house ventilation during cold weather. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2749.  Download

2012
Tabler, T., J. Wells, W. Zhai. 2012. Managing litter moisture in broiler houses with built-up litter. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2744.  Download

2012
Tabler, T., J. Wells, W. Zhai. 2012. Poultry farming and neighbors: The little things are important. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 1953.  Download

2012
Tabler, T., J. Wells, W. Zhai. 2012. Prepare poultry houses for cooler weather. Mississippi State University Extension Service Information Sheet 1951.  Download

2012
Tabler, T., J. Wells, W. Zhai. 2012. Water-related factors in broiler production. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2742.  Download

2012
Tabler, T., J. Wells. 2012. Poultry litter management. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication 2738.  Download