New Zealand is one of the few countries in the world to eradicate True Hydatids (which has a lifecycle similar to Sheep Measles).

New Zealand was declared provisionally free from Hydatids, (which has a lifecycle similar to sheep measles), in 2002.

However, in case of reintroduction, under the requirements of the Biosecurity (declaration of a controlled area) Notice 294, to enable the limitation of the spread of hydatids:

  • Offal derived from livestock must not be fed to dogs unless it has been treated by either boiling for a minimum of 30 minutes, or frozen to -10°C, or colder, and maintained at that temperature for at least 10 days
  • Farmers must dispose of, as soon as possible, dead livestock in a manner that prevents it from being accessed by any dog