Faculty & Staff

Tom Tabler

Extension Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Mailing Address
100 Hill Poultry Science Bldg.
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Email: ttabler@poultry.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2853
Cell: (662) 769-9858

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Arkansas
  • M.S., University of Arkansas
  • B.S., University of Arkansas

Research Areas

  • 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


Graduate Student(s)
:

Michaela Johnson


Selected Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tabler, T., H. Yakout, J.B. Wells. 2013. Northern Fowl Mite Management. Download

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tabler, T., M. Farnell, J.B. Wells, H. Yakout. 2013. Phosphorus, pytase and poultry litter. Download

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

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

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

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

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

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

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