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Table 1 Scoring system for arthritic index

From: Amelioration of complete Freund’s adjuvant-induced arthritis by Calotropis procera latex in rats

Lesion site Nature of lesion Score
Ears Absence of nodules 0
  Presence of nodules 1
Nose Absence of swelling of connective tissue 0
  Presence of swelling of connective tissue 1
Tail Absence of nodules 0
  Presence of nodules 1
Fore paws Absence of inflammation 0
  Presence of inflammation at least in one joint 1
Hind paws Absence of inflammation 0
  Slight inflammation 1
  Moderate inflammation 2
  Marked/severe inflammation 3