Animal Industry Division

Protects Hawaii’s livestock and poultry industries through the control and prevention of pests and diseases.

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Industry is charged with the responsibility of safeguarding the State’s livestock and poultry industries by controlling and preventing the entry and spread of pests and diseases; operating the rabies quarantine program and the airport holding facility; conducting investigations into violations of animal quarantine/importation statutes; and providing veterinary laboratory support for diagnosing animal diseases.

This Division consists of the following branches:


The Animal Disease Control Branch has scheduled hearings statewide on proposed amendments to the Administrative Rules. Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (Department) will hold public hearings to receive testimony on proposed amendments to chapter 4-16, Hawaii Administrative Rules, entitled “Cattle, Sheep, and Goats.”

To view the proposed rule changes, go to: