Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
The 24 hour thing may be an Old Time school of thought, since that is how I was raised
I was also taught to worm first thing in the AM, so the horse had all day to be "working itself" out on pasture. That way if the horse did get a mild belly cramp, they would most likely work themselves right out of it and you'd never know
That being said, I don't "just worm" anymore. In this day and age of worms developing a resistance to the only three types of worm chemicals on the market (that come in various combinations), I don't worm without taking fecal samples to the vet.
But that's another conversation and there are aleady several threads on it
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.