Importing Sheep and Goats

Federal Scrapie Eradication program: All sheep and goats must meet federal Scrapie requirements including Scrapie tags when applicable.  Every animal must be individually identified using official ID as defined by USDA, with this identification recorded on the CVI. Identification requirements can be found on the USDA website for scrapie requirements.

  • Acceptable forms of ID include: A national uniform ear tag (Scrapie tag, Brite tags, other appropriate tags with the USDA shield), Legible breed registry tattoos WITH accompanying registration certificate (Location to be noted on iCVI, tattoo must be legible at inspection or another form of ID will be applied at the time of inspection), Scannable microchips implanted before March 1, 2015 with number and location documented on iCVI (If HDOA is unable to read the microchip, another form of ID will be applied at the time of inspection.)  Owners are encouraged to bring their own scanner.

Sheep must meet the following requirements:

  • The entry of Mouflon sheep, Barbary sheep, and any crossbred sheep containing any percentage of Mouflon sheep or Barbary sheep (Aoudad) are restricted and require an Import Permit from the Plant Quarantine Branch to enter the state.
  • Sprayed thoroughly with an insecticide at a concentration approved to kill ticks within 7 days of shipment.
  • Include a Statement-Free of external parasites.

Goats must meet the following requirements:

  • Originate from a herd not under quarantine for brucellosis, tuberculosis, or other contagious diseases.
  • Test negative for tuberculosis and brucellosis within 30 days prior to shipment. (Brucellosis is not required for castrated males)
  • Sprayed thoroughly with an insecticide at a concentration approved to kill ticks within 7 days of shipment.
  • Include a Statement-Free of external parasites.
  • All goats imported for exhibition and all registered breeding goats require a Scrapie tag.
  • All breeding goats that have commingled with sheep require an official Scrapie ear tag.

Vesicular Stomatitis

The following statement is to appear on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) for all livestock entering Hawaii from States currently affected with Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) for the duration of the VS outbreaks.

“I have examined all the animals identified on this certificate within 72 hours of shipment date and found them to be free from signs of Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). During the last thirty (30) days, these animals have not been exposed to VS nor located on a VS confirmed or a VS suspected premises.”