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  • Ramesh Jamnadas Padodara Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Physiology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Kamdhenu University, Junagadh- 362 001, Gujarat
  • Ninan Jacob Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Physiology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Puducherry- 605 009


Sound, Noise, Aquatic, Farm animals, Birds, Behaviour


Sound plays an important role in animal behaviour, welfare and production. It also helps the animal attendant in communicating with and controlling the animal. When sound becomes unpleasant and disturbing it is termed as noise and causes sound pollution. The threshold of bearing sound is different among animals and is affected by several factors such as age, shape of the ears, species and breed of the animal and health condition. Noise pollution affects behaviour, breeding, growth and well-being of birds. Noise was noted to cause sleep disturbances and affect the endocrine and cardiovascular systems, in laboratory animals. A review is presented on the effect of noise on animals based on the work of various researchers. Methods on how to keep animals safe from sound pollution has also been suggested. 


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EFFECT OF NOISE ON ANIMALS. (2023). Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research, 52(5), 1-15. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJVASR/article/view/145697