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Claira Seely

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-4045
Office: UNH COLSA Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Kendall Hall Room 224, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

My research is focused on the integration of dairy cow biology and precision dairy technologies. With a specific emphasis on epidemiological methods, through my research I hope to expand our knowledge of transition cow physiology while optimizing and validating technologies that can improve cow health, well-being, and productivity.


  • Ph.D., Animal Sciences, Cornell University

Selected Publications

  • McCray, H. A., Seely, C. R., & McArt, J. A. A. (2024). Does knowledge of blood calcium concentration at 2 days postpartum affect decisions of calcium supplementation?. JDS Communications, 5(3), 200-204. doi:10.3168/jdsc.2023-0456

  • Frost, I. R., Seely, C. R., McCray, H. A., Callero, K. R., Seminara, J. A., Martinez, R. M., . . . McArt, J. A. A. (2024). Effect of postpartum calcium supplementation on serum calcium and parathyroid hormone concentrations in multiparous Holstein cows. JDS Communications, 5(3), 215-219. doi:10.3168/jdsc.2023-0455

  • Seely, C. R., Wilbur, C. N., Fang, K. M., & McArt, J. A. A. (2024). Effects of timing of oral calcium administration on milk production in high-producing early-lactation Holstein cows.. J Dairy Sci, 107(3), 1620-1629. doi:10.3168/jds.2023-23541

  • Seely, C. R., & McArt, J. A. A. (2024). Patterns of periparturient rumination and activity time in multiparous Holstein cows with and without dyscalcemia in early lactation.. J Dairy Sci. doi:10.3168/jds.2023-24139

  • Seely, C. R., & McArt, J. A. A. (2023). Circulating parathyroid hormone and serotonin in multiparous cows with differing postparturient serum calcium concentrations.. J Dairy Sci, 106(12), 9587-9597. doi:10.3168/jds.2022-23175

  • Seminara, J. A., Callero, K. R., Frost, I. R., Martinez, R. M., McCray, H. A., Reid, A. M., . . . McArt, J. A. A. (2023). Calcium dynamics and associated temporal patterns of milk constituents in early-lactation multiparous Holsteins.. J Dairy Sci, 106(10), 7117-7130. doi:10.3168/jds.2022-23142

  • Callero, K. R., Teplitz, E. M., Barbano, D. M., Seely, C. R., Seminara, J. A., Frost, I. R., . . . McArt, J. A. A. (2023). Patterns of Fourier-transform infrared estimated milk constituents in early lactation Holstein cows on a single New York State dairy.. J Dairy Sci, 106(4), 2716-2728. doi:10.3168/jds.2022-22588

  • Seely, C. R., & McArt, J. A. A. (2023). The association of subclinical hypocalcemia at 4 days in milk with reproductive outcomes in multiparous Holstein cows.. JDS Commun, 4(2), 111-115. doi:10.3168/jdsc.2022-0279

  • Seely, C. R., Leno, B. M., Kerwin, A. L., Overton, T. R., & McArt, J. A. A. (2021). Association of subclinical hypocalcemia dynamics with dry matter intake, milk yield, and blood minerals during the periparturient period.. J Dairy Sci, 104(4), 4692-4702. doi:10.3168/jds.2020-19344

  • Seely, C. R., Bach, K. D., Barbano, D. M., & McArt, J. A. A. (2021). Effect of hyperketonemia on the diurnal patterns of energy-related blood metabolites in early-lactation dairy cows.. J Dairy Sci, 104(1), 818-825. doi:10.3168/jds.2020-18930

  • Most Cited Publications