Thomas Guthrie


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Office: 517-788-4292



Tom Guthrie is a statewide equine extension educator for Michigan State University. Based in the Jackson County MSU Extension office, Tom’s role is to develop and provide statewide accessibility to educational programming within the Michigan equine industry. Tom’s extension efforts for the equine industry focus on environmental management on horse farms, pasture management, toxic plant identification and general equine management.


  • Environmentally friendly horse farms

    March 22, 2018 | Express your horse farm’s commitment to protecting the environment by participating in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).

  • Horse Blanket or Not?

    January 26, 2018 | Before wrapping your horse in a blanket, consider letting the coat do the work.

  • Wintertime hoof care

    December 19, 2017 | Regular hoof picking is necessary to remove snow and/or ice compaction in horse hooves.

  • Red maple tree leaves can be toxic to horses

    November 22, 2017 | Consumption of wilted or dried red maple tree leaves by a horse can lead to toxicity.

  • Bracken fern poisoning in horses

    October 25, 2017 | Bracken fern poisoning usually occurs in the fall when this plant is one of the few plants that is still green.

  • 2017 Fall Horse Workshop

    October 17, 2017 | Group discussion workshop will focus on the topics of horse health, interpreting a hay analysis and toxic plants.

  • Boxelder trees are toxic to horses

    September 25, 2017 | The seeds of the boxelder tree (Acer negundo) containing the toxin hypoglycin A have been associated with Seasonal Pasture Myopathy in horses.

  • Using goats to improve forage availability in equine pastures

    June 19, 2017 | Project investigates the effectiveness of utilizing goats to browse and defoliate invasive plant species to improve forage availability in equine pastures

  • Horse body condition scoring app

    June 15, 2017 | Technology tools to help equine caretakers evaluate equine body condition

  • Equine biosecurity

    June 15, 2017 | Keep biosecurity measures in mind while traveling with your horse this summer to reduce potential infectious disease spread

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