Animal Disease Control Branch
Controls and prevents the entry and spread of livestock diseases.
Information on importing livestock available.
The mission of the branch is to prevent, detect, diagnose, control and eradicate livestock diseases in order to promote the health and economic well-being of the livestock industries in Hawaii. Surveillance for regulatory diseases is conducted routinely to identify diseases which constitute a threat to the State’s livestock industries and public health.
The Animal Disease Control Branch, formerly known as the Livestock Disease Control Branch, consists of veterinary medical officers, livestock inspectors, animal caretakers, management and support staff responsible for regulating and enforcing the following programs:
Animal importation laws and regulations;
Cooperative disease control and eradication programs;
Epizootic disease outbreak investigations and control;
Regulating other miscellaneous laws and rules pertaining to animals and animal health;
Hawaii Brand Registry
For more details on importation regulations either call the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Animal Industry Division at (808) 483-7100 or select “Importing Livestock to Hawaii.”
Click on the following for information on:
- Measures to Minimize Influenza Transmission at 4H Shows, State Fairs and County Fairs when Swine are Present (NEW) – Recommendations by the Swine Exhibitions Zoonotic Influenza Working Group
- Animal Feed Workshop, Aug. 15, 2012
- Current national and international animal disease issues
- Animal Diseases of Concern to Hawaii
- Hawaii Brand Registry
- Hawaii Animal Disease Traceability Program
- Best Management Practices for Beef Production (LSU)