Effects of Sound on performance, stress, and behavior in animals
Unwanted noise is known as an unpleasant sound, defined as frequency, different notes, intensity, and pressure of sound. Whether a sound is pleasant or not, some sounds feel positive, and some sounds feel very unpleasant. Animals have different vocalization levels; some have very minute while others have very intense vocalizations. However, it depends on the sounds.
Effects of Sound
Sources of Noise Sound
A lot of noises are licensed in farmhouses where animals are kept for a very long period. These noises are of washers, pushcarts, and sounds of workers talking to each other. Moreover, a lot of noise is produced while feeding animals.
Effect of sounds on animal behavior
Some sounds are very long-lasting; they have the worst impact on animals’ behavior and overall health. Harsh sounds affect an animal’s productivity and consume a lot of energy. The noise sounds impact cows’ milk production; when noise increases more than 80dB, it will influence animals’ behavior; thus, the milk production starts reducing significantly. Sudden loud noises decrease egg production in hens. Excessive sound noises and sounds trigger emotions in animals, which harms their health in the long term.
Stress in Animals
Sounds significantly impact all animals such as rabbits, cats, dogs, lions, etc. Changes in hormones occur through increase sounds; animals develop pre-mature diseases, including diseases related to the central nervous system. Besides, loud and harsh sounds increase stress levels in animals results in increased blood pressure and health-related issues in animals. Intense and loud cries of human beings made animals increasing stress in them.
Environmental human communication sounds are present in various animal houses; these sounds significantly impact animal well-being. Some animals adapt to their natural environment, but most animals are not used to these sounds, resulting in stress and behavioral changes; animal houses need to avoid harsh sounds, which affect animals’ health.