Chino arrived in April 2004 from Northern Arizona in need of surgery on his left stifle from a congenital defect commonly referred to as OCD. Chino's owners thoughtfully sought out the help from AERO when they understood the extent of care he would need. Upon arrival at our facility, Chino was evaluated for his surgery. Dr. Lucas at Southwest Equine successfully performed the OCD surgery and removed a large area of damaged tissue. After six months of stall rest with herbs, supplements and essential oils to help him heal quickly, Chino has recently received a "clean bill of health" at one year and he has gone to a wonderful home in Queen Creek, AZ in May 2005 to be started.