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Goat Polio is not the same as human Polio, it really has nothing to do with human polio (which is a virus that attacks the spinal cord and nervous system) - which is why so many goats get it and unless you've seen it before, it gets missed. (sorry, I've told people that is what their goat may have and they argue because they don't think goats can get polio!)
Polioencephalomalacia (Polio, PEM).
It is neurological starting in the brain caused by a thiamine deficiency. (Not viral, like people).

Goats are particularly reliant on one of the thiamine-dependent methods of glucose metabolism. The brain is usually the first noticeable organ to suffer from a shortage of glucose. Signs of polio vary. Animals can show a slow progression that starts with being off-feed or a mild diarrhea. (from Dr. Curt Vlietstra Pipestone Veterinary Clinic )

If you caught it early, that is great, you have a great chance of reversing it!
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