Knitting pull-on protective leg wear for horses and ponies is a science as much as an art, which is why Sox For Horses Inc. of Tallahassee, Florida, has already penned in plans to attend three of the most important conferences of 2016 for veterinarians and equine practitioners. SFH and its president/founder, Raymond Petterson, are signed up for the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners (FAEP) 53rd Annual Ocala Equine Conference, January 22-24; North East Association of Equine Practitioners (NEAEP) Annual Symposium, September 22-24 in Niagara Falls, New York; and 62nd Annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, next December in Orlando, Florida.
“Three major conferences to reach veterinarians and other equine practitioners and introduce them to Silver Whinnys,” said Petterson.
SFH Silver Whinnys are knit with silver-embedded yarn that offers breathable protection during healing and against infection from biting insects, and have earned the respect and praise of veterinarians who have used them, including NEAEP founder and USEF veterinarian, Dr. Stephen Soule, whose practice has served performance horses since 1974.
“I’ve been using Silver Whinnys extensively in my practice,” said Soule, “and they are gaining popularity in the equine community, and the reason is, they are much less expensive than bandages; they breathe, which allows fluid and moisture to evaporate from the skin to eliminate environments where bacterial infection grows; and they also wick moisture from the skin. There’s a lot of good things about them. They don’t slip or fall, which is a real advantage. We’ve had unanimous success alleviating equine dermatological problems using Sox.”
Sox For Horses Inc. products are Made in America. Silver Whinnys (formerly known as Summer Whinnys) and Whinny Warmers equine leg wear have been helping owners better help their equines since 2007. Visit www.soxforhorses.com or call 850-907-5724 for more information.