Tom Tabler

Tom Tabler

Extension Professor

Phone: (662) 325-2853


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
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. 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. 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