breed

K

karyotype

A picture of the chromosomes in any given cell as they are arranged in twos.

keel

The part of the body on a bird that sits behind the breast; may also be referred to as the breastbone

keeled

Anything that is related to a ridge on a plant or animal

keet

The term for a young guinea bird

keratectomy

The surgical procedure in which part of the cornea is removed

keratin

The fiber that makes up the hair, skin, and nails; protein

keratitis

A medical condition in which the cornea becomes inflamed

keratocentesis

A medical procedure in which the cornea is punctured to allow the humor to aspirate.

keratoconjuctivitis

A medical condition in which the cornea and conjunctiva become inflamed

keratoplasty

A surgical procedure for reparation of the cornea; may also be a corneal transplant.

keratosis

A medical condition in which keratin becomes thickened

keratotomy

A procedure in which an incision is made into the cornea

ketone

The product of metabolism of fat; may also be referred to as bodies of ketone or ketone bodies

ketonuria

A medical condition in which the products of the metabolism of fat is found in the urine

ketosis

A disease of the blood and tissues involving an excessive buildup of ketone.

kicking hobble

A type of strap that is fastened to an animal’s rear feet to keep them from kicking

kidney

Part of the urinary system; used to filter blood and remove waste products

kilogram

A weight unit; equals out to about 2.2 pounds

kindle

Being pregnant, as found in rabbits

kindling

The birthing of rabbits or ferrets

kine

A term used to refer to cows or some type of cattle

kip

The term for the hide of a young calf

knee banger

A horse that is prone to striking its feet with the opposite foot while in motion

knee spavin

A medical condition in which the bones in the carpal joint become inflamed; may cause lameness

knock-kneed

A weakness in the front legs of horses; causes the knees to come too close to one another.