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Tough love - Beau bites on the neck of Beatrice to try to invigorate her into one last attempt to get up.
This is the incredible moment a Shire horse stallion revived its stricken partner that was about to be put down after her desperate owners had spent six hours trying to get her to her feet.
The 1 ton shire horse named Beatrice was found collapsed in her stable after suffering equine colic or severe abdominal pain.
Due to her sheer weight and size, the longer the mare remained grounded for the more at risk she was of succumbing to fatal organ failure and was 20 minutes away from being put down.
Owners Donald MacIntyre and wife Jane Lipington and four farm workers desperately tried to stand the one tonne creature up but she was too heavy.
Then Beatrice's companion Beau wandered over and stimulated her by biting her neck.