Animal Science Terms - K

Keds: large, flattened, usually wingless parasitic flies

Ketone: compounds found in the blood of pregnant does suffering from pregnancy toxemia

Ketosis: accumulation of ketones in the body, responsible for pregnancy diseases, acetonemia, twin lambing disease and others that occur at the end of pregnancy or within a month of kidding

Kid: goat less than one year old of either sex

Kidney: either of a pair of organs that are located in the rear of the abdominal cavity in vertebrates. The kidneys regulate fluid balance in the body in the form of urine

Kiko: breed of meat goats that originated in New Zealand and are known for hardiness. They have been imported in the U.S. 

Kilo: prefix used in the metric system of measurement to represent 1,000 (e.g., 1 kilogram (kg) = 1,000 grams, 1 kilojoule (KJ) = 1,000 joules)

Kit: baby rabbit



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