Importing Swine

Swine must meet the following requirements:

  • Effective July 31, 2014, the following testing and entry requirements are in place for all swine for entry into the State:
    1. No swine shall enter the State from a premises that has been infected with Novel swine enteric coronavirus disease (SECD) or from herds exhibiting clinical signs consistent with SECD or under investigation for any SECD.
    2. All breeding and pet swine entering the State shall have fecal samples tested negative for SECDs by PCR, as required by the Hawaii State Veterinarian within 14 days of entry.
    3. All lots of feeder and market hogs entering the State shall be tested negative for SECD diseases by PCR, as required by the Hawaii State Veterinarian within 14 days of entry. Contact the Hawaii State Veterinarian to determine the sample method and number of hogs to be tested – (808) 483-7113
  • Permit required from The Division of Animal Industry, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, 99-941 Halawa Valley Street, Aiea, Hawaii, Zip Code 96701, prior to shipment. (808) 483-7113
  • Swine for slaughter must have ear tag, tattoo or slap brand.
  • Have originated in a herd in which there have been no cases of pseudorabies during the twelve-month period preceding shipment.
  • Breeding and feeder swine must have individual ID, be tested and found negative for swine brucellosis within 30 days prior to shipment. Negative official pseudorabies serologic test within 30 days prior to shipment. In addition, swine moving to the island of Kauai must be tested and found negative to PRRS (Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome) within 30 days before shipment. All swine not going directly to slaughter must be retested 30 days after arrival.
  • All swine, other than those for immediate slaughter, must undergo a period of 45 days quarantine after arrival.
  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) must state 1) animals have not been fed raw garbage, and 2) free of external parasites.
  • 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.”