To import Equid (Horses, donkeys, mules) into Hawaii,
the following requirements shall be met prior to entry. Equids not meeting pre-entry requirements may be refused entry into the state and returned to their point of origin at the importer’s expense.
State regulations can be found on the internet at: https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/pi/pq/import-program/animal-guidelines/
Pre-shipment requirements for Equids Entering the State of Hawaii
1. Animals must originate from and area or county where equine encephalomyelitis has not occurred in the 6 month period prior to shipment.
2. Animals must be vaccinated with USDA, APHIS approved encephalomyelitis vaccine 15 days or less prior to shipment.
3. Sprayed or sponged with an insecticide approved for use on horses at a concentration that kills ticks within 7 days of shipment.
4. Tested and found negative for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) within 90 days of shipment. Sample must be tested at USDA, APHIS approved laboratory.
Required statements on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspections (CVI)
1. The CVI is issued 7 days or less before shipment, by a licensed, accredited (category II level) veterinarian, and the issue date is recorded on the CVI.
2. On the CVI, list the date of vaccination for equine encephalomyelitis.
3. On the CVI, list EIA test results, date of test and name of laboratory testing sample.
4. On the CVI, list the identification of the equids including species, breed, age, color, sex and other unique identifying features. (i.e. microchip number)
5. Veterinarian inspected and found animals to be free of external parasites.
a) Statement for CVI:
“I personally inspected the horses (or other equids) on this CVI and found them to be free of ticks and have treated for ticks prophylactically at the time of inspection with a topical pyrethroid or other equine tick treatment product.”
b) List product used on the CVI.
6. Additional statements may be needed depending on disease status in the origin state for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) or Equine Piroplasmosis. See this link for details: https://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/ldc/importing-livestock/horses//
Post-arrhttps://hdoa.hawaii.govhttps://hdoa.hawaii.gov/ai/ldc/importing-livestock/horses//ival requirements for Equids arriving in Hawaii
1. Newly imported equids must be tested for EIA 45-60 days after arrival. Samples collected by an accredited, licensed veterinarian in Hawaii and submitted to the Hawaii State Veterinary Laboratory for testing.
2. At home isolation from other equids is required until post-arrival testing is complete.
It is the responsibility of the owner or authorized agent of the owner to present complete, legible, original hardcopy of the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) which meets the State of Hawaii’s pre-shipment requirements at entry inspection.
A completed copy of the CVI should be faxed to (808) 483-7110 prior to shipment for review. If you have any questions, you are encouraged to call the State of Hawaii Division of Animal Industry (808) 483-7100 or email HDOAIC@hawaii.gov.
For more details on importation regulations either call the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Animal Industry Division at (808) 483-7100 or go to the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture web page at http://www.hawaiiag.org.
PLEASE FAX OR MAIL A COPY OF ALL COGGINS & HEALTH CERTIFICATES TO OUR OFFICE FOR REVIEW AT LEAST 3 DAYS PRIOR TO SHIPMENT AND BE SURE TO SEND THE PINK COPY WITH THE HORSE IN TRANSIT
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