An investigation has been launched to establish how a horse which had to be put down at the side of the A90 came to be injured.
The animal, which became trapped in horse-box, suffered a broken leg as it struggled.
A vet attended to the horse at Glencarse but the injuries it suffered were judged to be so severe that the decision was made to put the horse down at the side of the road.
Now the manufacturing company whose horse-box was involved has pledged to get to the bottom of the incident.
Tom Janion of Equi-Trek of York said he had the “deepest sympathy” for the local owners of the horse and their loss.
“I would like to express how sad I was hearing about the tragic accident that occurred last week,” he said.
“I have arranged for the trailer to be collected and brought down to the factory so we can get some insight into what has actually happened.”
The incident happened on Thursday at around 5pm on the slip road leading from the A90 to Glencarse and the flyover to St Madoes.
Scottish Fire and Rescue sent two appliances and the heavy rescue unit from Perth after they were contacted by a vet.
The initial call said the animal was stuck in a horse-box but it had been released prior to their arrival.
Shocked local people spoke of seeing the horse covered in blood lying at the side of the road and being tended to.
Screens were put up around the horse to allow the sad task of putting the horse down to be carried out.
Another horse from the box had been led away from the scene while the incident was dealt with.
The fire service then assisted in the removal of the horse from the area.
Vehicles were backed up down the slip road towards the A90 and cars and buses were brought to a near standstill as they had to negotiate their way around the horse-box on their way into the village of Glencarse.