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Vets asked to donate equipment to help in coronavirus fight

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A vet from the Scottish Borders says its three surgeries are ready to provide what is needed in the fight against Covid-19.

It comes as the government asks practices to donate equipment, usually used to treat pets, to help patients and front line workers.

Veterinary surgeries across the country have been asked to make lists of equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) which can be spared to help treat patients with the virus.

Jim Ross, the clinical director of Border Vets, said they have a list of equipment which could help: He said: "We all have things like oxygen generators to generate oxygen, pulse oximeters - the veterinary ones are very similar to the human ones - which measure the amount of oxygen in the blood. They're very important for any breathing difficulties.

"Then it comes down to the basic stuff the protective equipment so latex gloves, surgical gowns."

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