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Table 1 Cage dememeanour scoring system

From: Effects of midazolam on cardiovascular responses and isoflurane requirement during elective ovariohysterectomy in dogs

Score Description
1 Severely anxious and aggressive, vocalizing, no body tremors
2 Anxious and vocalizing, no body tremors
3 Anxious but responsive to external stimuli
4 Calm and responsive to external stimuli
5 Excited, happy and responsive to external stimuli
  1. Cage demeanour scoring system used to assess 39 healthy female dogs admitted for elective ovariohysterectomy [20]