POSTED: 07:09 p.m. HST, May 21, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 01:28 a.m. HST, May 22, 2013
All beef and dairy bulls coming into the state or moved between herds here must be tested for bovine trichomoniasis, under a quarantine order issued by the state Department of Agriculture Tuesday.
Ten infected herds in Hawaii — all but one on Hawaii island — have been detected since the disease was detected in bulls in the Kau District in 2011, the department said.
Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease that can reduce calf production when cows abort or reabsorb their pregnancies if infected.