Video published on February 10, 2020
Tom Tabler (Mississippi State University) explained the best way to use sprinklers to control humidity and temperature, during IPPE 2020 in Atlanta, USA.
Video published on March 13, 2019
Tom Tabler (Mississippi State University) explained how to use this tool and discussed other methods to check temperature and evaluate facilities, during IPPE 2019 in Atlanta, USA.
Video published on February 22, 2019
Tom Tabler (Mississippi State University) discusses the relevance of monitoring the PH in the water supplied to chickens, during IPPE 2019 in Atlanta, USA.
Article published the November 13, 2018
Infectious bronchitis (IB) is an acute and highly contagious respiratory disease of chickens throughout the world, so much so that many consider IB to be the most contagious of all poultry diseases. It is characterized by respiratory signs that include gasping for breath, coughing, sneezing, tracheal rales (rattled breathing), and nasal discharge. Egg-laying birds, in addition to respiratory ...
Article published the October 30, 2018
Keeping birds comfortable during hot, humid weather is critical for optimizing weight gains, feed conversion and livability. Improved growth rates and the trend to heavier average market weights contribute to greater heat loads in modern broiler barns. While the poultry industry has made significant strides to minimize seasonal effects, even the best housing design can still result i ...
Video published on March 2, 2018
Tom Tabler (Mississippi State University) spoke on the common hygiene procedures to follow in order to avoid the appearance of avian influenza and other diseases in the farm, during IPPE 2018 in Atlanta, USA.
Video published on March 2, 2018
Tom Tabler (Mississippi State University) explained how litter quality, ammonia levels and other factors can help in avoiding the appearance of this disease, during IPPE 2018 in Atlanta, USA.
Article published the January 12, 2018
Agricultural dust is generated in animal production facilities (Cambra-Lopez et al., 2010). Inhalation exposure to agricultural dust induces pulmonary inflammation and can lead to the development of chronic respiratory diseases (Palmberg et al., 1998; Redente and Massengale, 2006; Poole and Romberger, 2012). Several studies have demonstrated that agricultural workers, particularly po ...
Participation in Forum on April 24, 2017
Chlorine bleach is probably the most common poultry water sanitizer used in the U.S. It is reasonably inexpensive and easily obtained and handled. However, the presence of a biofilm or organic matter will challenge its effectiveness. NaDCC is a good alternative to bleach. NaDCC tablets are popular with hikers and backpackers and outdoor adventurers as well as in emergency water treatment situa ...
Participation in Forum on April 20, 2017
Chlorine dioxide works well against biofilms. However, most poultry growers are more familiar with H2O2 and understand it better. Also, H2O2 is less dangerous and more readily available where most growers buy their sanitation/disinfection products. However, chlorine dioxide does a very good job....you just have to be more careful with it and it is harder to find at the local poultry supply or o ...