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Veterinary Public Health Section

​Animal Poo & You — Staying Healthy Around Your Animals

​A multimedia primer on the prevention of zoönotic diseases for youth participating in agriculture activities.​

Animal Poo & You logo featuring a cow, chicken, pigs, and goat

Curriculum Components

  • ​Four (4) animated video lessons — providing introductory information about fecal-oral transmission of pathogens, respiratory transmission of pathogens, handwashing, and veterinary care

  • ​Lesson instructor guides — including supplemental background information, discussion questions, quiz questions, and additional resources to help engage students

  • ​Activities — three student activities per lesson

  • ​​​​Certificate(s) of achievement

​For more information about this curriculum, please contact the CDPH Veterinary Public Health Section at​

About Animal Poo & You

Animal Poo & You is a collaborative project between the California Department of Public Health, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), the University of California 4-H Development Program, the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom, and Bike City Theatre Company. Financial support for this project was provided in part by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, and the CDFA Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship Program.

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