Administration of midazolam before propofol reduces propofol requirements although it can cause mild excitement in some dogs. Administration of propofol before midazolam is usually recommended to obviate these effects.
Recommended dose rate in dogs is 0.25 mg/kg given intravenously as a preanesthetic and given intramuscularly to control seizures.
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