July 25, 2018 HISTORY Over the past two months or so, wild horses in the Waipio Valley on Hawaii Island have been observed with abnormal neurologic signs. Affected horses have been seen unsteady on their back legs and having difficulty walking.  As many as a dozen horses may have been affected, with estimates of at ...
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List of Acceptable Tick Treatments

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 in Main

The following list of active ingredients are accepted for tick treatment. HOWEVER, each owner of a dog or cat is responsible for consulting with their veterinarian to determine what products are safe to use on their dog or cat, and what dose and application directions should be followed. For example, some formulations are for use ...
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March 5, 2018 The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) is alerting horse owners statewide about an ongoing outbreak of a horse flu, Equine Influenza Virus H3N8 (EIV) occurring on Hawaii Island.  Other animal species and humans are not affected. EIV is common in horse populations.  Fall and winter are the typical times of the year ...
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Interstate Transport of Livestock

Posted on Dec 27, 2017 in Main

For information on requirements for transporting animals between states in the U.S., go to this national database website:    

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV)

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 in Main

PEDV causes significant sickness in swine and causes high mortality in piglets. The virus only affects pigs and does not pose a risk to humans or pets and is not a food safety concern. For questions and information, contact the Animal Disease Control Branch at (808) 483-7106   View the letter to producers (June 2017) ...
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Pigeon Fever (Horse)

Posted on Feb 3, 2016 in Main

February 2016 PIGEON FEVER DETECTED IN MAUI HORSES Pigeon fever is a disease of horses that occurs sporadically in Hawaii.   An unusual recent surge in cases on Maui may be related to weather conditions and increased fly population observed in the later part of 2015. Over thirty (30) cases of Pigeon Fever in horses have ...
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USDA Update 4-29-15 – April 29, 2015 USDA Update 4-28-15 – Avian Influenza found in wild birds in Kentucky – April 28, 2015 USDA Update 4-27-15 – April 27, 2015 More Avian Influenza in Wisconsin and Minnesota 4-24-15 – April 24, 2015 More Avian Influenza in Minnesota  – April 22, 2015 More Avian Influenza in ...
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November 20, 2014 The Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) has issued a quarantine order stopping the movement of all pigs on Oahu after an outbreak of a serious swine disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv), was confirmed on a Waianae farm. PEDv causes significant sickness in swine and causes high mortality in piglets. The virus only ...
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Over the past month, state veterinarians Drs. Jason Moniz and Kim Kozuma have been working on plans to move livestock from the Kaohe-Pahoa area in case the lava flow endangers livestock on ranches and small farms. Knowing that smaller farmers would have trouble transporting their livestock and also locating a temporary home, Drs. Moniz and ...
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Avian Influenza A H7N9

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 in Main

April 3, 2013 Avian influenza A H7N9, has  been found for the first time in humans in China.  The World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are monitoring this situation closely. To view the CDC announcement, click here. To view the WHO announcement, click here.   Latest news ...
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