KAINISM - Killing and eating of sibs. Compare: Fratricide. K09911. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KASPAR-HAUSER ANIMAL - An animal that manifests behavioral abnormalities because of having been kept isolated for an extended period of time in an environment of very low complexity. K09913. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KEY STIMULUS - A stimulus that, in a given situation, plays a predominant role in elicitation of behavior or behavioral sequences. K09914. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KICKING - The act of delivering a powerful blow with one or both hind legs (e.g..by a horse). Habitual kicking is considered a dangerous vice, especially if directed toward humans or other animals. Also see specific kicking - STALL K10001. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KID - A young goat up to one year of age. K10002. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KIDDING - Parturition in goats. K10003. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KINESIOLOGY - Study of different types of muscles, muscle-leverage systems, and muscle movement. K10005. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KINESIS - Movement. K10006. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KINKY-BACK (poultry) - Postural adjustment in chickens caused by deformity of the vertebral column. (colloquial term) K10010. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KINOPSIS - A phenomenon in which individuals of a group are attracted to other group members by visual perception of their movement. K10011. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KLINOKINESIS - Movement in changing direction. K10013. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KNOCKING, STALL - See Stall Kicking. K10016. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

KYPHOSIS - Abnormal ventroflexion of the spine. Kyphosis may he a symptom of abdominal pain, rabies, or tetanus. K10101. Definition from Hurnik et al., 1995.

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