Figure 1 : Colony-forming units in synovial fluid aspirates.

The number of CFUs per ml of synovial fluid were counted after 14 days in primary monolayer culture. Ten aspirates from intercarpal joints (Carpus), metacarpo-phalangeal joints (Fetlock) and tibio-tarsal joints (Hock) were monitored, and the combined CFU outcomes are also presented (Total). There were no significant differences between the CFUs from individual joints.

Stewart et al.Stem Cell Biology and Research  2016 3:1DOI : 10.7243/2054-717X-3-1