I was gone for a couple of hours this afternoon, and came back to my 2 week old Nigerian Dwarf baby, Milo, flat out on his side, and head pulled back to his shoulder. He was chilly, but I suspected that wasn't his real problem.
Sure enough, I got him back inside (he's indoors at night, because he's a bottle baby), warmed him up, and he still wasn't snapping out of it...couldn't pull his body upright...basically no real motor control, meaning Goat Polio. The head being twisted round to his side was the biggest 'clue'. So I pulled out my bottle of thiamine, got it into him IV, gave him a bit of banamine, and some penicillin (mainly to rule out listeriosis, as the two are very similar).
Well, that was an hour ago, and he is markedly improved already; he has gotten himself up, piddled, and eaten a bit of milk, coffee, honey solution. He still is very unstable of course, because his body will basically have to 'relearn' everything, even suckling. But considering where we started; flat out, no suck reflex, 'body stiffness', head pulled back, eyes simply staring (not 'flat' or lifeless...they just stare), in alot of pain, etc...I am hopeful he will make a full recovery.
This is the little impish baby...