Colostrum and milk samples from twelve Tunisian camels were analysed for concentration of immunoglobulin G (IgG), α-lactalbumin (α-la), serum albumin (CSA) and lactoferrin throughout the first 14 milkings post partum (7 days of lactation) using single radial immunodiffusion assay. Concentrations (mg/ml, means±SD) at first milking were IgG, 100·7±60·4; α-la, 2·2±0·7; CSA, 8·5±3·6 and lactoferrin, 1·2±0·3. Large variations were recorded for IgG and CSA concentrations (11·8–211·1 mg/ml and 2·9–13·8 mg/ml respectively) Concentrations of IgG and CSA dropped abruptly in the subsequent milkings while α-la concentration increased until milking 5 and then decreased slowly. Lactoferrin dropped only from milking 7. Mean IgG concentrations were 3·6 and 2·5 mg/ml at milking 9 and 13 respectively. However, IgG concentration did not differ significantly, at the 1% level, from milkings 11 to 14. The contribution of CSA to the increase in whey proteins in early milks was greater than that described in the bovine and caprine species.