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Yesterday evening, my yearling doe limped over when we were putting the herd up for the night. I examined her leg to a find a nail stuck in her hoof. It was not rusty. It was probably about half an inch in. We removed it and rinsed her hoof with water. It did bleed good. I put iodine and Nu-Stock ointment on it. I gave her CD+T, because she was due anyway. She still is putting no weight on that leg. She keeps up with the herd, but only on three legs. (It is amazing how good goats are at maneuvering with three legs.) The wound is so small that you can't really see it. It doesn't seem swollen and isn't much warmer than her other hoof. Should I give her antibiotics? I fed her garlic and cinnamon as natural antibiotics. I also gave her 1/2 gram of vitamin c in some grain. Is there anything else you would recommend? If you know of any good essential oils for this that would be wonderful.