Could veterinary ventilators save humans in coronavirus crisis? | ABC News

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Australian veterinarians are being asked to help during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering their equipment to treat acute cases of the virus.While some vets see sense in the idea, others are skeptical that animal ventilators could be used on humans.Veterinarians around the country could be called on to sacrifice their equipment to help Australian hospitals…

Australian veterinarians are being asked to help during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering their equipment to treat acute cases of the virus.

While some vets see sense in the idea, others are skeptical that animal ventilators could be used on humans.

Veterinarians around the country could be called on to sacrifice their equipment to help Australian hospitals if the number of coronavirus patients needing ventilation exceeds the number of machines now available.

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